What you need to know about the upcoming Australian elections (and how you can help)
The Australian Election Commission (AEC) is currently in the midst of its annual general meeting and there are a number of issues that need to be resolved before the country goes to the polls on September 7.
If you’re a keen voter, you’ll want to take advantage of the free membership of the AEC website, which will help you keep up to date with the latest political news.
However, if you’re not, you’re in luck!
The AEC is also hosting a livestream on its website for anyone interested in watching the process unfold live.
The livestream will feature the Aec’s full board, including the chairman and treasurer, the chair of the Commission’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, and the Chief Electoral Officer.
There will also be a panel of senior members from various parties and other interested parties who will be present.
While the livestream will be free to view, the Commission has offered to pay the cost of a membership if you want to join in.
You can find out more about the AEA’s livestream by clicking here.
It’s not just the Commission that has issues to resolve, however.
Several other political parties and political parties from across the political spectrum are also looking to take part in the livestream.
AEC chair Stephen Conroy is also running in the upcoming Queensland state election.
This seat, which covers the central north Queensland city of Mount Isa, is one of three seats in the state currently held by the Coalition, who are expected to win the state by a narrow margin.
Conroy’s campaign is focusing on the state’s unemployment, with the ABC reported that his campaign will be asking for the government to offer unemployment benefit payments to unemployed Queenslanders.
Additionally, he’s also focusing on Indigenous affairs, as he has campaigned on his belief that indigenous Australians deserve a voice in government.
Queensland’s state election is set to take place in September, with Labor currently sitting in a two-seat lead over the Coalition.