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At stake in the elections are 150 seats in the lower house — with a three-year tenure for members — from among 994 candidates, besides 76 upper House seats — with a six-year tenure — with 661 candidates in the running.
In the 150-seat House of Representatives, Labour currently holds 55 seats, the coalition 90 and five seats are held by minor parties or independents.
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Highlights Live Voting Australia Elections 2016
- Sky News exit poll 63% of voters tipped the Coalition to win.
- ReachTel exit poll— Coalition 51%, ALP 49%.
- Nine Galaxy exit poll— Coalition 43%, ALP 36%, Greens 9%, Nick Xenophon Team 3%
On a two-party preferred basis, the parties were in a 50-50 deadlock.
- Bill Shorten has gone into Moonee Ponds West primary school to vote.
- Malcolm Turnbull has voted in his Sydney seat of Wentworth, while Bill Shorten is campaigning in Sydney before heading to his Melbourne seat of Maribyrnong.
There’s 150 seats in the lower house and either side needs to win 76 to form a majority government. Labor needs a net gain of 21 seats to win.
- A Newspoll of 4,135 people published in The Australian newspaper showed Turnbull`s Liberal/National coalition 50.5 to 49.5 percent in front on a two-party basis.
- Australians are turning out at more than 7,000 booths — but about 2.5 million people have already cast their ballots in pre-poll voting.
- Long queues at polling stations, Polls close at 6:00pm this evening. Voting is Compulsory in Australia, which makes all voters compulsory to go and vote today.
- PM travels to Western Sydney after casting his vote at Double Bay.
Important Links on Australia Election
2 July – Polling day
8 August – Return of writs