July 16, 2010 11:09 PM Subscribe
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Just over three weeks after being sworn in, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited the Governor-General this morning and called a federal election for the 21st of August
Good sources of information about the campaign include:
-Election nerd par excellence
Antony Green's blog
blogs for news and poll number-crunching respectively.
Federal election sites.
-Fairfax Radio journalist Latika Bourke's list of 'journos, politicians and staffers tweeting about the 2010 Aus Election'
-The twitter hashtags aus2010
are both being used.
If you have turned 18 or moved house since the last election you may not be enrolled to vote. You can check your enrolment status here
. If you aren't enrolled you have until 8PM on monday the 19th of July. You can enroll here
Perhaps the best piece of news related to the election campaign is that the chaser will be returning to ABC TV with a series called YES WE CANBERRA!