We know we can save the Reef but we are running out of time. That’s why this election is crucial to the Reef’s survival. It’s never been more important to vote for the Reef, including so we can make sure that when Dory does find her way home, it’s full of all the colours of the rainbow.
Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland
When it comes to the issues, pundits are observing that women are increasingly engaged in this election. And yet as this election campaign staggers to a close, we can say that gender equality and issues which matter to women have been largely absent. Why?
I applaud all women however they choose to face age. But I posted the photo specifically because our popular culture has bred a deep fear of wrinkles, age spots and white hair, as if they are symptoms of a communicable disease.
Arts writer, video host, and author of Shopping for the Real You and She’s Got Good Jeans
To anyone who is miffed at the inconvenience of having to squeeze in exercising your democratic right to vote for your government in a persecution-free, safe environment, on your weekend, I just can't empathise.
Recovering solicitor, who now just wants us all to be nicer to each other
When the 'R' word is used, you're telling the world you think it's the worst thing that could happen to a person. A person not like you. A person you are better than. You are saying that having an intellectual disability is about as bad as it gets.
Thank God Merkel is in Germany. Thank heavens too that Scotland has proper political leaders across the board, including three strong women leading the SNP, Labour and the Tories. But God help the rest of us right now.
It's hard to just let go of someone who has been a big part of your existence, especially if the separation was on good and mutual terms. But does this mean that we have to remain friends with the person we use to be in love with?
Relationship and dating expert, blogger, writer and TV presenter
You can't help but imagine how different things would be if you lived in parts of Africa where malaria is the number one killer of young children in your community. It's unthinkable, yet every day more than 800 children lose their lives because of a mosquito bite. In this day and age, this should not be happening.
Two-time major-winning tennis player and Leadership Council Member for Malaria No More UK
Where, in all of this talk of the economy, is the issue of poverty, both in Australia and abroad? What are the implications of the major parties' policies for poverty and inequality, two issues that bring a much-needed ethical inflection to the too often grubby business of electioneering?
Co-chair of Academics Stand Against Poverty (Oceania) and Associate Director of the Gender Consortium at Flinders University.