Australians are set to head to the polls in a matter of weeks following Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that the federal election will be held on May 21.
Morrison made the announcement on Sunday, March 10 to reporters at Parliament House following weeks of speculation as to when the election would go ahead.
During his first official speech to voters, Morrison said the “election is incredibly important” while noting that he understood the Australian public had grown “tired of politics”.
“This election is about you, no one else. It’s about our country and it’s about its future. Above all this election is a choice,” he said.
“It’s a choice between a strong future and an uncertain one. It’s a choice between a government you know and a Labor opposition that you don’t.
“Our government is not perfect, we’ve never claimed to be, but you can see what we have achieved for Australia in incredibly difficult times. You can see our plan.
The election announcement comes hot off the heels of a video released on Saturday, March 9 where Morrison spruiked the efforts of the government in “a world that has never been more unstable.”
“As we go into this next election, what’s firing me up , we’re actually in a really strong position,” he said.
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— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) April 9, 2022
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is set to address the election date announcement later today.
More to come as this story develops.