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Here's everything you need to know about Australia's election

2019-05-15 09:16:07       source:The Aljazeera

May 15, 2019

Melbourne, Australia - Australia, one of the world's oldest continuing democracies, goes to the polls on Saturday to choose the country's next parliament and prime minister.

Australians have had six changes of prime minister over the past 12 years - mostly the result of internal party fights - and the incumbent Liberal Coalition of Prime Minister Scott Morrison is hoping tax cuts and the enduring resilience of Australia's economy will be enough to keep it in office.

But growth is slowing and climate change has emerged as a major issue after the country's hottest summer on record.

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