Trend for buying sausages at election polls takes off across country.
By Abby Young-Powell
Australians have voted for the country’s next leader. The general election, which will determine the nation’s sixth Prime Minister in as many years, has been closely-fought between the conservative Liberal Party, led by current Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Labor, led by Bill Shorten.
Opinion polls have predicted a win for the opposition, which would mean Mr Morrison, who only became Prime Minister in August, will have had one of the shortest tenures in the role in the 118-year history of the Australian federation.
By law Australians must vote. We take a look at Australia’s system of mandatory voting, how and whether it works; and investigate why everyone’s suddenly tweeting about sausages.
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