Stephanie Peatling is a senior writer. She is a former Canberra Political Correspondent for the Sun-Herald.
Stephanie Peatling Parents, poppets and Papua - these are the issues populating the campaign this morning. Please join us for our live coverage of the day's election happenings.
Stephanie Peatling First day of the third week and Labor starts with a broken bus and some less than sunny polls. Where will the day and week take us? Join us for our live coverage of the election campaign.
Stephanie Peatling Last day of the second week and it's all about natural resources. The kind in the ground for Labor and the people kind for the Coalition. Join us for all the news from the campaign trail.
Stephanie Peatling The Coalition has headed south to a state it thinks it can do well in - Tasmania - while Labor is chasing the sunshine in the Northern Territory.
Stephanie Peatling Good morning. Wednesday - hump day. Please join us for all the news and views from the campaign trail.
Stephanie Peatling Happy PEFO day everyone - all those numbers, how exciting. It's a big day for people who like phrases such as "structural deficit". Join us for our live coverage of the campaign.
Stephanie Peatling The first day of the second week. Traditionally the second and third weeks are a bit quieter. Will things pan out that way this time? Join us for our live coverage of the campaign.
Stephanie Peatling Join us for the first (and only?) leaders debate of the campaign. Expect to hear a lot of talk about the economy and the cost of various policies not to mention overuse of the phrase "fair dinkum".
Stephanie Peatling Well done - you've nearly made it through the first week of the campaign. Join us for all Friday's news and views including the latest on the debate that may or may not be happening.
Stephanie Peatling Come on down Peter Beattie! The first big name to throw his hat into the ring during the campaign will bring a bit of Queensland razzle dazzle. Join us for day four of the campaign.
Stephanie Peatling Day 3 and it's all about money. The Coalition will announce a company tax cut; Labor has been out and about talking about the cost of living. Join me as we look into the belly of the beast.
Stephanie Peatling Calls for a $50 a week increase to Newstart have been growing over the past year and come from not only welfare groups but conservative employer groups such as the Business Council of Australia.
Stephanie Peatling The calls for a $50 a week increase to the Newstart unemployment payment have been growing over the past year and come from not only welfare groups but also conservative employer groups such as the...
Stephanie Peatling Georgia Marshall's return to work was not supposed to require tears in public and the fear that her husband might have to quit his job to look after their child.
Stephanie Peatling It's day one of the campaign proper. Kevin Rudd is in Canberra for a cabinet meeting while Tony Abbott is on his way to Brisbane. Please join us for all the day's events.
Stephanie Peatling It's on people. Let the campaign begin. Democracy in action. Join me for our live coverage of the election announcement.
Stephanie Peatling A mini budget, a pre election budget statement, going through the books, clearing the decks. Whatever you want to call it please join us for our live coverage of the government's rearrangement of...
Stephanie Peatling Remember Shayan Badraie?
Stephanie Peatling Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's decision to dump the fixed price on carbon was always going to be made based on politics rather than policy.
Stephanie Peatling, Craig Butt The Greens have promised to reverse Labor's cuts to universities and put an extra $2 billion into schools funding as part of their election platform.