The Australian federal elections 2016 are around the corner. Before voters step out to cast their precious votes, they must know about every detail related to these elections.
To make it easier for voters to choose properly, here are the top 10 facts that they must know before they vote in the July 2 elections.
Who are the main players?
- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Liberal Party)
- Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (Labor Party)
- Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce (National Party)
- Senator Nick Xenophon (Independent)
- Senator Richard di Natale (Greens)
- Senator Jacqui Lambie (Independent)
- Senator Glenn Lazarus (Independent)
- Senator Ricky Muir (Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party)
- Senator David Leyonhjelm (Liberal Democratic Party)
- Pauline Hanson (Independent)
Who made how many public appearances?
Turnbull, according to the latest polls, is the strongest contender for the PM’s position. He has made two public appearances. Despite being controversial in nature, his presence in the media before elections is accountable.
However, Shorten’s casual handling of the media has shown he does not even stick to his own words. ABC’s presenter Leigh Sales said that she hoped the leader would turn up for the interview before elections.
“To give you an update, both leaders promised to do two interviews with 7.30,” Sales said. “The Prime Minister has already done two. The Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has done one. “We are waiting to hear if he will honor his commitment by joining us tomorrow or Friday.”
Labor lose, no marriage quality
The Labor Party has already stated that if the party loses federal elections 2016, it will not consider passing marriage equality bill.
9 years, 7 PM
The nation will elect its seventh prime minister in nine years following the July 2 elections. The last change in leadership happened suddenly when Turnbull took charge of office from former PM Tony Abbott in September 2015.
It was only John Howard who completed his full term as a PM. He left office after he was defeated by Kevin Rudd in 2007. After him, no prime minister could complete his term, prompting to frequent federal elections.
New PM and Brexit
Whoever becomes the next prime minister after the Aussie elections 2016 will be given a detailed account on Brexit and its policies. It is expected that both Australia and New Zealand will work collectively to overcome the issues arising out of Brexit, thereby taking advantage of the possible opportunities.
Muslims reject ‘defender’
Rise Up Australia Party leader and Wannabe senator Daniel Nalliah claimed to be a defender of moderate Muslims. But the Lebanese Muslim Association has criticized him. It claimed that the leader’s understanding of Islam is inadequate and hence he could hardly see the challenges the Muslims face in Australia.
Unethical behavior at polling booth
The inappropriate behavior has already begun taking place at the polling booths. A 70-year-old volunteer was pushed over by Labor volunteer on Wednesday in Ingleburn’s pre-polling booth. The Australian Electoral Commission filed a police complaint and also called an ambulance at the scene. The victim is recovering at home.
Election 2016 – a fight for mining
The declining investment in the mining industry and deteriorating financial status of the country are the biggest challenges for whoever wins and becomes the next PM. The next prime minister will be responsible for taking mining industry to a new height in the future.
Real election battlegrounds
Eastern Sydney’s Bondi Beach and western Sydney’s Penrith are the most challenged parts of the nation. Hence they tend to be the actual battlefields of the federal elections 2016.
What missed in election campaigns?
Normally, countries think of implanting ideas from youth to run the country properly and remain up-to-date. A mistake that has been noticed in the recent election campaign for federal elections 2016 is that the tyoung generation has always been kept out of political discussions and debate.
Their way of expressing political matters is considered apathetic, AYAC chair Katie Acheson said following the “Agenda for Action: What young Australians want from the 2016 Election” survey.