Australia’s federal election will take place on Saturday 2nd July after an extended eight-week official campaign period. It is the first double dissolution since the 1987 election – both the lower house and the upper house -- have been completely dissolved. The Prime Minister will either be Malcolm Turnbull or the Labor leader, Bill Shorten. Turnbull has only been prime minister for eight months after deposing former PM Abbott.
Controversial One Nation party leader Pauline Hanson, dubbed the ‘Donald Trump’ of Australia, has received flak from a recent video posted online comparing Muslims to “dangerous” pit bull terriers. This is also the year she has the best chance at being re-elected.
Australia Correspondent Jason Morrison filled Paul Henry in this morning.