The 2016 election campaign trial officially kicked off earlier this week, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten spending the last few days battling it out in Australia’s north.
But further south the impending marathon campaign hasn’t escaped the view of La Trobe’s students, many of whom feel jaded by the prospect of a July 2nd double dissolution election.
We chatted with students on campus yesterday about how they plan to survive the unusually long campaign and who they may vote for when they head to the polls.
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Producer: Matthew Elmas is a final year student of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (majoring in Journalism) at La Trobe University, the current Politics and Society editor, and part of the UniPollWatch team. You can follow him on twitter: @mjelmas