Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announces election date
Wednesday 30 January
On Wednesday Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the federal election will be held on 14 September 2013.
In a speech at the National Press Club, the Prime Minister announced “I will advise the Governor-General to dissolve the House of Representatives with writs to be issued on Monday the 12th of August for an election for the House and half of the Senate, to be held on Saturday the 14th of September".
CLICK HERE to read the full transcript of the Prime Minister’s speech in which the election was announced.