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Australian federal election 2022 live: final polls roll in as Albanese and Morrison hit home stretch of campaign
Follow all the day’s developments

Tory Shepherd (now) and Calla Wahlquist and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

20, May, 2022 @10:40 AM

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NSW government underspent on PPE and mental health, audit of $7.5bn Covid spending finds
Auditor general says state agencies forked out close to $200m on faulty imported masks and ventilators

Tamsin Rose

20, May, 2022 @9:23 AM

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Australian election briefing: Morrison has a leaky cabinet while Albanese campaigns with Julia Gillard – plus the vibe is tired
Friday: The best of Guardian Australia’s 2022 federal election coverage

Daniel Hurst

20, May, 2022 @9:08 AM

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Final dash: Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese’s last day on the campaign trail
Here’s how the two major party leaders spent the final day of the Australian 2022 federal election campaign

Paul Karp and Josh Butler

20, May, 2022 @8:32 AM

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Guardian Australia readers: who do you think is going to win the federal election?
So far we’ve had a dugong, a crocodile, a turtle, betting agencies and multiple polls try to predict the result of the 2022 election. Now it’s your turn

Guardian staff

20, May, 2022 @6:50 AM

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Telephone voting rules changed to allow Australians with Covid to vote in federal election
Anyone who tested positive after 6pm last Friday will be eligible to use phone service after independent candidate threatens legal action over issue

Paul Karp

20, May, 2022 @4:56 AM

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New arts hub opens in heritage building in Sydney’s Macquarie Street
RGB Creative space brings together a dozen cultural organisations in bid to revive sector and entice people into city after Covid lockdowns

Tamsin Rose

20, May, 2022 @4:39 AM

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Juukan Gorge traditional owners sign agreement with Rio Tinto to co-manage WA mining land
Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people will have say on future of mines on native title area, two years after heritage site was blown up

Calla Wahlquist

20, May, 2022 @3:47 AM

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Dugong sees red: Pig the sea cow predicts Labor will win Australian election (sort of)
In completely unscientific experiment the Sydney Aquarium resident sided with a tortoise and crocodile in predicting Anthony Albanese victory

Rafqa Touma

20, May, 2022 @3:41 AM

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Cabinet committee blocked plan to double Australia’s support to Pacific, election-eve leak reveals
‘Extraordinary’ revelation about national security decision shows the government is ‘falling apart’, Labor says

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

20, May, 2022 @3:12 AM

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Who will win? The seats Labor and the Coalition need for victory in Australia’s 2022 federal election
The magic number for majority government is 76 lower house seats. Here are the possible scenarios in the Australian election

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

20, May, 2022 @3:06 AM

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Australian election 2022 voting guide: everything you need to know, including how to vote if you have Covid
When is election day? Who can I vote for? Where can I vote near me? How do I vote if I have Covid? All your polling day questions answered

Cait Kelly

20, May, 2022 @2:52 AM

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