Election 2022: How and where to pre-poll vote near me, polling booth locations

Millions have already voted in the election, but time is running out to prepoll. Here is how and where you can vote early. The federal election is days away, and it is time to start thinking about where and when you can vote. There are some important things to know. Almost 97 per cent of … Read more

Federal election 2022: The TV, radio blackout rules that will save Aussies sick of campaign advertising

If you’re over our major parties taking shots at each other – or have reached for the earmuffs to drown out those pesky election jingles – we have some good news for you. A ban on Federal election advertising will kick in from 12.01am Thursday – and run until the close of polls on Saturday. … Read more

Scott Morrison knocks child over during election campaign soccer match in Tasmania

Scott Morrison has joked the local Devonport football team could use him as a “bulldozer” for their new grandstand after knocking over a child during a mock match in Tasmania. The prime minister lost his footing, as seen in the video aboveand caught an under eights’ player on his way down during the kid’s soccer … Read more

Towns across regional Australia may not have polling centres for federal election because of staff shortages

The Electoral Commissioner warns voters in many regional parts of Australia may not have a polling center in their town on election day because of a worker shortage. Key points: The federal election is on this Saturday The Australian Electoral Commission has not managed to employ enough staff for polling centers in regional areas An … Read more

Prime Minister Scott Morrison crashes into a child during soccer training in Tasmania on campaign trail

Both leaders are charging to the finish line of a six-week campaign, but the Prime Minister’s pledge to stop being a bulldozer might have come unstuck on Wednesday evening when he took part in junior soccer training in north-west Tasmania. Key points: Scott Morrison was in Tasmania to spruik a promise to upgrade the team’s … Read more

One Nation SA MP Sarah Game uses first speech to back refugee intake and cultural diversity

One Nation’s first South Australian MP has declared her support for immigration in her inaugural speech to state parliament. Key points: One Nation MLC Sarah Game’s ancestors were immigrants from Germany and Russia She says she supports Australia taking in refugees and that “immigration has enriched our culture” The party’s website calls for immigrants to … Read more

Independents could usher in new democratic era, starting with Wentworth

Polls are showing a triumph within reach for Allegra Spender as the popularity of Independent candidates continues to grow, writes Professor Kerryn Phelps. THE PEN has dropped that Australian politics is NY a process of rapid evolution. A dramatic shift in voter sentiment has seen a third of Australians say they will vote for Independents, … Read more

FIN is the real deal in fight for anti-corruption commission

While many parties, Labor included, promise a Federal ICAC, FIN is the only party truly committed to eradicating government corruption, writes Ross Jones. THE POLITICAL PARTY Federal ICAC Now (FIN) had its inception in the pages of Independent THEaustralia on 12 May 2020. Two years later, in May 2022, the Party is contesting above the … Read more

Anthony Albanese and Penny Wong will be sworn immediately if Labor wins Federal Election to attend Quad meeting

Anthony Albanese and Penny Wong will be the only two Labor members sworn in as quick as possible if the Opposition were to win the Federal Election on Saturday. Anthony Albanese and Penny Wong will be sworn in immediately as the Prime Minister of Australia and Foreign Minister if Labor is able to win government … Read more

No more federal funding pledged for Wyangala Dam’s expansion, despite a major cost blowout

The federal government has refused to say whether it will commit the extra funding needed for one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects. Key points: Nationals MP stops short of committing more funding to expand Wyangala Dam near Cowra The multi-million-dollar water security project has not been featured in the federal election campaign Other candidates contesting … Read more