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Adani repeater

Another deadline, another argument

Albo set to lead ALP

Can a left-winger take the party to the right?

Is the war over?

The Liberal Party may finally pull itself together on climate

Fair gone

The Coalition’s aspirational pitch worked a treat

How good’s climate change?

We’ll keep having climate elections until a safer climate wins

Vale Bob Hawke

Even the Labor great’s passing was well done

A disappearing PM

It was the last gig for a one-man band with a very short set list

A bland finale

The election campaign is all over bar the shouting

Don’t look back

The era of Keating and Howard is done

Running on empty

The PM’s one big policy announcement is a dud

Bowen’s bacon

Focusing on the bottom 96 per cent of taxpayers is smart politics

Climate for change

It’s all happening very quickly

Bill Shorten fires up

The Daily Telegraph makes the mother of all mistakes

Double exposure

7.30 and Q&A showed two very different leaders

Smugged by the PM

It’s as though Scott Morrison has something up his sleeve

The Fakebook election

Micro-targetted misinformation is getting around