The Prime Minister has called the election

Elias Hubbard
April 14, 2019

He released a video on Wednesday night entitled My Vision for Australia in which he says "the next 10 years is going to determine people's lives".

In Australia, without fixed-term national governments, the party of government has the prerogative to choose the exact timing of the election, roughly every two-and-a-half to three years.

The LNP's campaign will be built largely on a foundation of economic stability after the Federal Budget for 2019/20, which was delivered by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg earlier in April, projected Australia's first budget surplus in over a decade.

- Voting is compulsory for about 16 million Australians, who must register when they turn 18.

"You vote Labor once, you pay for it for a decade".

"I'm ready for the election, I'm ready for government", he said.

Labor is campaigning heavily on health and education, arguing the coalition is yet to properly restore funding cut in a series of federal budgets. It needs to gain seats to stand still because redistributions have made some seats notionally Labor, and because the Liberals lost the seat of Wentworth previous year after Malcolm Turnbull was removed as prime minister - a loss that pitched Morrison into minority government. To win power, a government must get a majority of the 151 seats in the House of Representatives.

"I think Australians deserve better than the last six years of politics", Shorten told reporters, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

"Labor's higher tax and regulation agenda may be a negative for Australian assets, but this could be partly offset in the short term by more targeted fiscal stimulus", said AMP Capital Chief Economist Shane Oliver.

The measure will reportedly take effect the day after the Australian authorities call the election and will apply to ads containing references to politicians, parties, and electoral procedures, as well as various political slogans and logos.

"I have got a more united and experienced team".

During the vote, Australians are expected to elect members of the country's parliament, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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