Live: Australia votes

The main contenders: Labor leader Bill Shorten (L) and incumbent prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (R).

8:08 PM  As the polls close on the eastern states, Australia waits for the results to start rolling in.

Predictability - virtue or vice?

Prime Minister John Key says he knows what voters want.

OPINION: In a post-Brexit world, John Key has a message for the party faithful on what Kiwis want.

Aust election 'engrossing'

Malcolm Turnbull's Australian government will wind back superannuation concessions for high-income earners.

OPINION: Aussies expect Malcolm Turnbull to remain PM, but seem determined to give him a nervous night.

NZ 'oblivious and ignorant'

Stand Against Slavery chief executive Peter Mihaere says migrant workers are most at risk of forced labour in New Zealand.

US report exposes NZ as a "destination" for people subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking.

Border system's five-year delay

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner wants the joint border management system to be tested well.

Some things are worth the wait - Customs Minister doesn't want to rush.

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Predictability - virtue or vice?

Prime Minister John Key says he knows what voters want.

OPINION: In a post-Brexit world, John Key has a message for the party faithful on what Kiwis want.

Lobbying can't sway drug calls

OPINION: Decisions about drugs are for experts, not politicians.

Garner: For richer, for poorer

Where Australia goes, will we follow?

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