Election timing announcement is imminent.
Election timing announcement is imminent.

PM tipped to call election today

 

THE Federal Election could be called as early as Thursday.

The move to bring on the ­campaign for a likely May 18 poll seems likely after the Prime Minister, campaigning in the Labor-held Tasmanian seat of Bass on Wednesday, confirmed an election timing announcement was imminent.

Mr Morrison was ­expected to fly back to Canberra late Wednesday night after an event in ­Melbourne, The Australian has reported.

"People won't have to wait too long to find out," he said.

Sources told The Australian Mr Morrison was planning on calling the election­ Thursday, with campaign strategists in both the Coalition and Labor camps primed for a bare-­knuckled, seat-by-seat battle.

Read more at The Australian



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