A number of little tools can be downloaded to your Google homepage (iGoogle), including political trends and all the local pollies up on YouTube, but the real zingers, for my money, are:
- News From Your Seat - apart from being able to look up your own electorate, you can have hours of fun looking up every electorate in the country.
- Australian MPs on the Record - this allows you to search any and all pollies, to find either their web site, or to find out every little thing they have ever said in parliament. You can even search their every utterance by topic, using the handy-dandy drop down menu.
To add tools, go to the specially developed Google 2007 Australian Federal Election page.
(Don't worry, deleting the tools when it's all over, or if you decide you don't want them after all, is a single "click and they're gone" action.)