GILLARD ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 14 FEDERAL ELECTION

Australia’s federal election will be held on September 14, 2013.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has just announced the date during an address to the National Press Club in Canberra.

Gillard delivered what she called a “stocktake” of Australia’s position before outlining her version of the key issues for 2013. She said it was a case of “governing first, electioneering second” and then announced the date.

The election timetable means that Parliament will sit for the last time on June 27.


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