There's a one in three chance neither party will win a majority on July 2. And it could mean we head straight back to the polls.
Tim Colebatch is a former Age economic editor.
Australian elections are usually nailbiters. This one looks like being another race to the line.
If Bill Shorten takes on the job as opposition leader, a powerful hoodoo stands in his path to The Lodge. It is 100 years since anyone who took over as opposition leader after a change of government has gone on to become Prime Minister.