Australia has never held a national election in Jan/Feb and at least 33 days, no more than 58, are allowed for campaigning.
The ruling Liberal-National (Conservative) coalition, headed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, may struggle to maintain the pace they have had during Covid and keeping infections to zero. They are known simply as ‘The Coalition’. They hope to win a 4th three year term as the majority. Then Coalition criticised for slow roll out of Covid vaccines ‘the strollout’, as the electorate call it. Morrison’s approval ratings are at the lowest since March 20, when he fell as a result of a faltering response to the extreme ‘Black Summer’ bushfires.
Likely that the leftist Labour party, led by Anthony Albanese, will win power this year. Was in power 2013. Labour recently released a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 43% by 2030, a more ambitious goal than the incumbent’s.
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