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By Ntp - 3 July 2007 33

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.

What’s Your opinion?


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33 Responses to
Election rumours
Sasha 11:13 pm 03 Jul 07

Dear TAD, no abuse intended! I thought you were being cryptic (or possibly very clever) with your nickname. The acronym has some meaning in this town. My apologies. No abuse intended. Not my style.
Sasha

TAD 10:03 pm 03 Jul 07

Geez Sasha I’m used to getting abused for my comments not my nickname.

Pandy 6:58 pm 03 Jul 07

John winston Churchil Howard seat of Benalong is after the redistribution, marginal. Libco might get back in without Johnny.

AussieGal83 4:33 pm 03 Jul 07

There wont be an election until after APEC Leaders in September. August is just not going to happen.

lateralis 4:25 pm 03 Jul 07

Could we dare dream to have Honest John again??
I am positively retching at the thought.

mudge-python 4:19 pm 03 Jul 07

Check out this break down:
http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/2007/07/01/election-timetable-2/

[Site seems to be down at the moment]

Thumper 4:12 pm 03 Jul 07

I can see this site becoming very busy the closer we get to both federal and Local elections 😉

Sasha 3:55 pm 03 Jul 07

Dear “TAD”. Is you name an acronym for something significant? 🙂 I didn’t think so!

In any case, your source – while incredibly valuable – wasn’t the PM last time I checked, so maybe, just maybe, even he doesn’t know when the election will be?

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 3:51 pm 03 Jul 07

Who cares? Johnny will get back in anyway. Hooray!

pierce 3:00 pm 03 Jul 07

Before APEC and his chance to pull on the Dryzabone and Akubra?

Tell your source he’s dreamin.

swissbignose 2:14 pm 03 Jul 07

And the PM might miss out on being head of Australia when APEC comes to town…

In the next month, some/most taxpayers will get an increase due to tax cuts – but that’s not going to be enough to justify going to the polls quickly.

I can’t see it happening.

taiyaki 1:53 pm 03 Jul 07

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.

Mr Evil 1:45 pm 03 Jul 07

I think you can safely add that rumour to the other rumours like, the war in Iraq is over.

Thumper 1:36 pm 03 Jul 07

Nah, we’ve got at least 12 or so weeks before an election will be held.

Early october perhaps?

TAD 1:32 pm 03 Jul 07

Not likely. Costello has said (at the time of the budget) that the election will be in the month that falls between October and December.

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