The aim of this project was to explore television news coverage of Australian election campaigns and measure the amount of television coverage of political parties, leaders and election issues. National bulletins were collected and local news in Brisbane and Perth during the 1998 federal election campaign. This study was also conducted in 2001. This study measures coverage of 12 election issues as deifned in the Australian Election Study (ADA No. 1001) as were 10 other issues. This file refers to the Channel 7 Perth News coverage at 6 pm. Variables include seconds given to political parties and political leaders. Also measured was time given to election issues including: education, environment, health, industrial relations and taxation.