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‘It’s kind of unreal’: new citizens feel the ‘power’ of voting in Australia for the first time

for its part, has pledged about $5bn over the past six weeks, or about $5m an hour, with both major parties overwhelmingly focused on marginal seat contests that will determine the election outcome. ‘Extraordinary’ revelation about national security decision shows the government is ‘falling apart’, Labor saysFollow our Australian election live blog for the latest updatesRead our latest election briefing and listen to the campaign catchup podcastVoting guide to the election: everything you need to knowWho should I vote for? Labor and Coalition policy guideFull coverage; Seat explorer; Election promises trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe Morrison government has been hit by an election-eve leak that cabinet’s national security committee blocked a proposal by the foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, to double Australia’s support to the Pacific.Labor said the “extraordinary” pre-election leak, first reported by the Australian newspaper, showed the government was “falling apart”, while Scott Morrison insisted the committee was “extremely tight”.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/21/its-kind-of-unreal-new-citizens-feel-the-power-of-voting-in-australia-for-the-first-time

is the first time he has voted, for anything; the first election campaign he’s seen and the first time he has felt recognised as a citizen of Australia. ‘Extraordinary’ revelation about national security decision shows the government is ‘falling apart’, Labor saysFollow our Australian election live blog for the latest updatesRead our latest election briefing and listen to the campaign catchup podcastVoting guide to the election: everything you need to knowWho should I vote for? Labor and Coalition policy guideFull coverage; Seat explorer; Election promises trackerGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe Morrison government has been hit by an election-eve leak that cabinet’s national security committee blocked a proposal by the foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, to double Australia’s support to the Pacific.Labor said the “extraordinary” pre-election leak, first reported by the Australian newspaper, showed the government was “falling apart”, while Scott Morrison insisted the committee was “extremely tight”.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/21/8m-an-hour-in-the-battle-for-marginal-seats-its-a-contest-of-who-can-splurge-the-most

is the first time he has voted, for anything; the first election campaign he’s seen and the first time he has felt recognised as a citizen of Australia. for its part, has pledged about $5bn over the past six weeks, or about $5m an hour, with both major parties overwhelmingly focused on marginal seat contests that will determine the election outcome.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/20/cabinet-committee-blocked-plan-to-double-australias-support-to-pacific-election-eve-leak-reveals

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