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Australia, a parliamentary democracy with a population of over 26 million, holds federal elections every three years to determine the composition of the Parliament and the government. The two major political parties are the centre-right Liberal Party of Australia and the centre-left Australian Labor Party (ALP), with other influential parties including the Nationals, the Greens, and independents.

In the lead-up to elections, our feed provides comprehensive coverage of the campaigns, highlighting the key policy proposals and promises made by each party and candidate. From economic management and job creation to healthcare, education, and climate change, we keep you informed about the issues that are shaping the political debate. We also track the latest opinion polls and analyse the shifting political landscape, providing insights into the potential outcomes and the factors influencing voter preferences.

On election day, our feed brings you live updates and analysis of the results as they unfold, including seat counts, swings, and the reactions of key political figures. We cover not only the House of Representatives, where government is formed, but also the Senate, which plays a crucial role in shaping legislation. Our coverage extends to the impact of the election results on key policy areas, the economy, and Australia's international relations.

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