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Australia Federal Elections are going to take place on 2nd July 2016, this election is happening due to double dissolution of the parliament.
Read More: Australia Exit Poll Have started coming in. Most of them showing Coalition winning.
Highlights Live Voting Australia Elections 2016
- With just 15 minutes left to vote there was just a handful of last-minute voters.There was no shortage of ballot papers at the polling station
- 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.
- Both the Leaders Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull at Sydney
- Voting Started for Australian Elections 2016.
- Malcolm Turnbull promises Medical care would not go up and will be regulated. Although earlier he had said "Doctors can charge more and some of
- Nicole Kidman casts vote
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Highlights Australia Elections 2016
- Since voting is compulsory in Australia voting percentage is expected to be high.
Malcolm Turnbull promises Medical care would not go up and will be regulated. Although earlier he had said "Doctors can charge more and some of them do"
Bill Shorten Says only Labor can be trusted as far as Medicare goes. Also he has been campaigning mainly on Medical Care issues.
- 631 Candidates for Senate elections
As of the close of nominations on 9 June 2016, there are 1,625 candidates in total – 994 for the House of Representatives and 631 for the Senate. The number of Senate candidates is the highest ever at an Australian election, increasing from 529 in 2013.
Australian election overseas voters can contact AEC at +61 2 6160 2600
On Polling day, which is saturday, Polling places open between 8am and 6pm and are usually located in local schools, church halls or public buildings.
Polling official will ask you a couple of questions before you are issued with your ballot papers.
2 July – Polling day
8 August – Return of writs
Latest Australian Opinion Polls (Summary of all Opinion Polls here)
- Although no Opinion poll has been able to correctly figure out which party will win as the results are almost 50-50, with Coalation in few polls winning marginally by 0.5 points lead. The final election results would be most watched out for since the opinion polls have not been able to track it.
- Latest ReachTEL opinion poll shows Coalition at 51 and ALP and 49 Percentage points.
- Essential Research shows Coalition at 50.5 and ALP and 49.5 Percentage points.
- Fairfax-Ipsos shows Coalition at 50 and ALP and 50 Percentage points.
- Galaxy shows Coalition at 51 and ALP and 49 Percentage points.
- BludgerTrack shows Coalition at 50.9 and ALP and 49.1 Percentage points.
Who's who in Australia's 2016 Federal Elections?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Liberal Party)
- A former journalist, barrister and investment banker, he is Australia's fifth prime minister since 2007.
- Within the conservative coalition government, Mr Turnbull is known for his progressive views on climate change, same-sex marriage and the republican movement.
- He seized the leadership of the party in 2008 before being ousted by his socially conservative rival Tony Abbott.
- A former union organiser, Mr Shorten came to national attention 10 years ago during the Beaconsfield mine collapse, rallying behind two miners trapped underground.
- He ascended to the Labor Party leadership in the wake of a turbulent period and defeat at the 2013 election.
- Mr Shorten is campaigning to make Australia a "fairer" country, nominating education, healthcare and climate change as key concerns in the election.
sources: wikipedia.org, www.aec.gov.au