Early voting opens in Australia

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The polls are open! Voting starts Tuesday 14th June for anyone eligible to vote before election day on July 2 – which is a fair portion of the electorate. Early voting was first allowed for the 1984 election. Since then, the number of people casting a ballot before polling day has been rising steadily and it’s expected to keep growing. Melbourne University’s Nick Reece says the trend will mean a change in how politicians campaign in the lead up to the election.

National Shelter calls for more housing in leadup to election

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In the lead up to the federal election, housing policy peak National Shelter has called for an all party commitment to a better housing future for Australia. National Shelter Executive Officer Adrian Pisarski  says we need to focus on housing prices, deposits, tax discounts and deductions on what we want Australia to look like, not just on the day after this election, but in the years and decades to come. If you want to join National Shelter in calling for an end to the housing crisis in Australia by 2025, you can sign the petition here.

Double dissolution: what does it mean?

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It’s on… again. Malcolm Turnbull has set July 2 as a tentative date for the double dissolution, after his ABCC bill was again rejected by senate. Melbourne University’s Professor Sarah Maddison was available to talk about Labor’s gains in the polls and Turnbull’s “D-Day”.

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 23)

– Rui Arajo announced as East Timor’s new PM – SA opposition attacks government’s mental health plan – Russia, Egypt to collaborate on Egyptian nuclear plants – Tunisian smugglers protest police brutality – ‘Judas camels’ culling herds – Tasmanian mental health system “chronically underfunded” – Modern India sees increase in female abortion – Fake snow leopard attempts zoo escape – Cell discovery could change the face of cancer research – Qld election has record number of informal votes

4ZZZ Headlines (Pt. 9)

– New Mining Regulations Recommended
– Submissions Open for Mining OH&S
– UN Slams Aussie Detention Policy
– Australian Biosecurity Network Established
– Suburban Toxic Sites Left Unmanaged
– Hospital Ratings Go Head to Head
– Palmer Cries Foul in Fairfax Electorate
– Child Abuse Commission Hears Testimonies
– Burma Funded for HIV/AIDS Treatment
– ACT to Discuss Same-sex Marriage Bill
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