Scott Morrison Bill Shorten combo
Scott Morrison Bill Shorten combo

Prime Minister to send Australians to the polls in May

AUSTRALIANS will be headed to the polls in May.

The Prime Minister today announced the federal Budget would be handed down on April 2 ahead of the next election, essentially revealing the timing as the poll must be held by May 18.

He declared it would deliver a surplus for the first time in a decade.

The early timing of the Budget appears to be a strategy to win over voters at the last minute with an economic plan for another term.

Just moments after the Prime Minister's announcement, Victorian MP Julia Banks declared she was quitting the Liberal Party to sit as an independent on the crossbench in a move that will further imperil Mr Morrison's hold on the government.

Read the full story at The Daily Telegraph


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