2 September 2013

Tony Abbott warns of tough final days as polling points to election win

The latest Newspoll, published exclusively in The Weekend Australian today, revealed that Kevin Rudd is facing almost certain defeat next Saturday, with massive swings against Labour in its strongholds of western Sydney, coastal NSW and Melbourne.

From the frozen Antarctic to the dry and remote Outback, millions of Australians will cast their ballots on Saturday 7 September 2013 in an election that poses logistical challenges in a continent-sized country. Voting is compulsory and a record 14.71 million Australians are registered to make their mark at some 7,500 polling booths set up at schools, surf clubs, church halls and community centres.