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Ballot - Constitution Education Fund Australia

Today is the day that Prime Minister Turnbull will make good on his threat to cross-bench Senators to call a double dissolution election for not passing the ABCC construction industry watchdog legislation.  With no wriggle room left, there appears to be no option but a July 2 election given the constitutional conditions that a double dissolution must be held 6 months prior to an end of term.  If he left it to the following week or later, it must be a regular election, and troublesome cross bench Senators would still be in place.  Thus the following weekend would be too late.  It appears this carefully constructed plan is dependent upon a well received budget, as this could be the jump start the Government needs to arrest its slide in popularity according to the polls.

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