Just received a rumour that the PM may be calling a National Election early next month. Nothing on the news feeds as yet, any confirmations or denials out there?
[ED (Ntp) – To clarify; my “source” informed me the election date will be announced in six weeks time with the election 4-6 weeks after that.]
As taiyaki states in the comments;
“There needs to be at least 33 days between his visit to the GG and the polling day, so that rules out Aug 4. Usually Australian elections are the minimum (ever since Hawke went of for a long campaign and nearly lost governemnt), so if he were to call one for Aug 11, he would do so next Monday. Possible, but unlikely.”
Most pundits agree.
More info on Federal Elections can be found at the Australian Electoral Commission website and if you haven’t already done so it might be a good time to enrol to vote or update your enrolment if you have recently moved. I’ve printed off the forms for myself just now.