The Grand Final rematch

Cathy McGowan is facing a fiercely contested rematch with former MP Sophie Mirabella. The Independent candidate has no illusion about the fight she faces to retain the north Victorian seat of Indi she won in the last federal election. She likens the election to a sporting event or “rematch”. Imogen Bailey, Georgina Gibb and Ellena Arvanitakis report.

Same sex marriage okay in Kooyong

Experts say that the formally conservative electorate of Kooyong will back same-sex marriage legalisation in the upcoming election, report Charlotte McDonald and Calin Barker