TAKE A LOOK-Australians vote in election on May 18 – News Report


SYDNEY, May 17 – Australians voting for a new national parliament on Saturday will either extend the six-year rule of the centre-right Liberal-National Coalition or elect the main opposition party, the centre-left Australian Labor Party. Following are the latest news from the campaign, stories on major themes, and details on the candidates and the main policies of the leading parties. LATEST NEWS Australian government on course for election defeat – poll Australian leaders make last poll pitch, mourn former PM Hawke Australia’s ‘larrikin’ former prime minister Bob Hawke dies at 89 Australian politicians woo voters on Chinese social media app WeChat FACTBOX-Australia’s election: key themes and contests FACTBOX-Major election policies of Australia’s political parties FACTBOX-Political leaders Morrison and Shorten at a glance From picket line to PM: Bill Shorten aims to be Australian leader FACTBOX-Australian democracy at a glance ANALYSIS and KEY ISSUES The big Shorten: Investors position for a Labor government FACTBOX-Australian stocks and the election “Time’s up Tony”: Australian conservatives targeted in election Can Australia’s election winner revive a slowing economy? Drought wilts support for government in rural heartlands Pews and politics: leaders chase elusive Christian vote Forget “clean, sanitary” election memes to win over far right After data scandals, Australia voters face heavy profiling Indian-owned coal mine a flashpoint for Australian election Economics of Adani’s Australian coal mine questioned FACTBOX-Adani’s Australian coal mine languishes for a decade Power play: pumped hydro eyes path through Australia’s climate wars (Compiled by John Mair; Editing by Sam Holmes)


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