It's a product of leaders past and present, an incompetent Labor campaign and an effective Greens one, and macro themes running through politics around the globe.
The biggest concern is the Great Barrier Reef and the threat to its existence is the hottest issue of them all, particularly among voters under 35.
The NBN seems to have been a Kevin Rudd idea, and he used it effectively in his 2007 election campaign. It sounded good, too.
When you start relying on leaders from 25 years ago, you are truly desperate.
I bet you didn't know that there are WOMEN and then there are women.
Both Labor and the Liberal National Party will pitch for a majority government. But one group of voters may have other ideas.
The tolerant brigades had disappeared, and the revolutionary pugilists, behind the comfort of a tweet, were coming out.
In my schooldays in the bush, the farmers around my little timber town often had the unpleasant task of putting down an animal.
Given the High Court's rigid, formal interpretations of section 44, the chances for exemption are questionable.
A replication of previous political outings with closed shop decision making will only go so far as the political graveyard testifies.
It is a provision that nabs the unsuspecting member of Parliament who discovers, by self-pursuit or otherwise, that he or she is, in fact, seized of the loyalty of another state.
We donít seem to have noticed that when it comes to the state of the nation, the Blues (and Victoria) are all over us.