Federal election 2019 live: Scott Morrison says voters have 'clear choice' at May 18 poll

ABC News | 4/10/2019 | Staff
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced May 18 as the date of the federal election, sending voters to the polls within weeks.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the election for May 18.

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He says the people of Australia have a clear choice about how the nation will be managed for the next three years.

We'll bring you all the developments live from here in Parliament House, The Lodge, Yarralumla and from across the country as Australia Votes 2019 kicks off.

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Eight Queensland seats held on margins of 4 per cent or less are being targeted by Labor, including Peter Dutton's seat of Dickson. Here's what the voters of Dickson had to say about this morning's news.

The erudite Greg Jennett has just shared this little nugget with viewers on the ABC News Channel: both major party leaders will be celebrating a birthday during the election campaign! Bill Shorten will turn 52 on May 12, and the very next day Scott Morrison turns 51.

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What should we make of the Budget (and Labor's reply)?

In weighing up the offers on the election table from the major parties, last week's Budget and the Opposition's Budget reply could be a decent place to start.

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For the Coalition's part, Scott Morrison and his Treasurer Josh Frydenberg promised big tax cuts and roads for the regions while predicting a surplus next year if you choose to stick with them. In Labor's corner, Bill Shorten insisted he'd match the Coalition's personal tax cuts if he wins the...
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