Elec­tion date con­firmed

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Aus­tralia’s prime min­is­ter has of­fi­cially called a July 2 elec­tion and put eco­nomic man­age­ment at the fore­front of his cam­paign to win a sec­ond three-year term for his con­ser­va­tive coali­tion. Kick­ing off a two-month elec­tion cam­paign, Prime Min­is­ter Mal­com Turn­bull said a cen­tre-left La­bor Party win would pre­vent the Aus­tralian econ­omy di­ver­si­fy­ing from a min­ing in­dus­try that had been hit hard by the Chi­nese slow­down and the as­so­ci­ated falls in the prices of iron ore and coal, Aus­tralia’s most lu­cra­tive ex­ports. Cli­mate change, gay mar­riage, house prices and tax are also key is­sues. La­bor leader Bill Shorten said a re-elected Turn­bull gov­ern­ment would mean an­other three years of “dither­ing and of dis­ap­point­ment”.

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