Election day largely went smoothly, says Electoral Commission.
Cameron Atfield Federal elections are largely fought on a macro level – taxation, the economy, national security, health and education funding.
Peter Martin Finally the campaigning is over and the country will elect the next government today. But what, from a business point of view, are the parties promising? This handy guide is here to help.
Neil McMahon Duncan Storrar, the man whose Q&A question defined the election campaign at its outset in May, has emerged to challenge the nation's leaders once more.
Nicole Hasham Conformism plagues both sides of politics, retiring Labor MP Laurie Ferguson says, and after 26 years in federal parliament he is looking forward to being "totally unemployed".
Anna Patty Unions fear funding for victims of domestic violence and homelessness is at risk.
Nathanael Cooper Sally Faulkner says she is trying to keep her head up as the ordeal around the botched 60 minutes kidnapping saga moves into the next phase.
Nicole Hasham A collective yawn may have met the rallying cries of politicians over the past eight weeks, but Hashmat Najib can't get enough of the protracted election campaign.
Beau Donelly An injured man was being denied tens of thousands of dollars under his income protection policy with ANZ after the bank's insurance arm bungled his paperwork.
Chloe Booker Luke David has a fear unimaginable to any able-bodied person.