Thursday, September 29, 2016

Final Day Before Federal Elections 2016: What’s On?

Final Day Before Federal Elections 2016: What’s On?

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Australians are all set to cast their votes in federal elections 2016 for the party they support and for the leader they want to rule their nation.

Saturday, July 2, is the day to decide whether Australians would choose the Coalition, Labor, Greens or an Independent leader. The nationals know very well what they desire for their country.

Depending on where they want their nation to stand on a global sphere, they will decide whether the former should return to power and carry on implementing the strategies for development, or they will give the Labors a chance to run the nation and show results.

Speaking at the election campaigns and acting on the same are two completely different things. Trusting a party on the basis of what it says may lead Aussies nowhere.

Opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has promised to prioritize passing the gay marriage bill if he wins the elections while Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has promised  to keep medicare free  from  privatization  possibilities. Where Shorten is claiming the prime minister’s  promise as fake, it is  not guaranteed  whether the labor leader would keep his own promise after the win .

Hence, Australians must know the facts that might help them set their mind based on their knowledge and conscience despite the leader’s words of mouth.

Latest polls

The latest Fairfax-Ipsos polls have revealed that voters are in support of the two major parties in federal elections 2016. Almost one in five people are considering to vote for Shorten-led Labor party.

Around 27 percent votes have been found preferring the Greens. However, when the voters were asked about which party they would prefer as second-best, the result said the Labor.

Medicare conflict

Despite several allegations of Labor party on Turnbull’s promise of keeping medicare division out of privatization touch, the prime minister sticks to his words. In fact, on ABC’s 7:30, in conversation with Leigh Sales, Shorten repeated that Turnbull has been making fake promises.

“This election boils down to this choice: you can have Malcolm Turnbull or you can have Medicare, you just can’t have both,” he said as quoted by News.com.au.

Pre-poll votes

Many Aussies have already voted for federal elections 2016. Around 2.2 million of votes have been cast by Thursday. Most of them included opinions before Brexit decision was taken. Now when it’s the turn of the rest of the Australians, it is expected that they look into all perspectives and learn about the pros and cons before casting votes on Saturday.

Youth Involvement

Despite enrollment of youth aged 18 to 24 is recorded as 86.7 percent, it is seen that participation from them is limited. Australian politics hardly give a chance to the youth to speak up and put forth their opinion. As a result, the participation on their part seems to decline.

However, an Australian Electoral Commission said that the count has increased in elections 2016, which was almost nil in 2013.

Impact

Whatever the results may be, it will ultimately impact Australians. If Turnbull wins, people will wait for how willfully he achieves the promised goals. On the other hand, if Labor wins, what would it do besides criticizing the already implemented schemes and policies of Turnbull and his government?