Australia's rule for the disposal of former party leaders needs debate and possibly revision. But Bill Shorten is not the ideal person to make that case.
Results from the European parliament elections show that Europe's far-right problem is more specifically an Italian problem.
A quick rundown on topics that might get a more cursory than usual treatment while I'm traveling.
India is waiting on election results following the world's biggest exercise in democracy. Prime minister Narendra Modi is expected to be returned with a reduced majority.
In a sense, Australia's electoral system got the right result at the weekend. But it's important to understand how it shapes the nature of our politics.
Australia's far right may be triumphant, but Europe's has just had a setback, with Austria going to an early election as a result.
Scott Morrison's government scores a surprise victory in Australia.
Bill Shorten and the Labor Party deserve support in tomorrow's Australian election.
After six years of Coalition government and three prime ministers, Labor is favored to return to power in tomorrow's Australian election.
The rate of increase in pre-poll voting, while still impressive, is slowing down. But it's going to be enough to create headaches on election night.