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Take Your Seats Update - September 6

On the eve of Australia going to the polls, I have the Coalition winning around 93 seats, Labor around 55. With much of the value gone, punters should focus on these seats

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Take Your Seats Update - September 5

With just two days to the 2013 Federal poll, and the Coalition virtually over the line, here’s where the most significant seat moves are in the last 24 hours.

General Information

In Australia we have Federal Elections, State Elections & Local Government Elections. A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are up for election. The term is usually used to refer to elections held for a nation’s primary legislative body, as distinguished from by-elections and local elections.

The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia (Federally) consists of two chambers:

The House of Representatives elected for a three year term in single-seat constituencies with a system of alternative vote known as full preferential voting.

The Senate, elected through a preferential system in 12-seat state constituencies and two-seat territorial constituencies with a system of single transferable vote (also known as proportional representation). Electors choose territorial senators for a three-year term. The state senators serve for a six-year term, with half of the seats renewed every three years.

The Prime Minister can advise the Governor-General to call an election for the House of Representatives at any time, but Senate elections can only be held within certain periods prescribed in the Constitution.

Major Political Parties in Australia include: Australian Labor Party (ALP), Liberal Party (LP), National Party of Australia (NP), The Greens. The Liberal Party and National Party are also known as the Coalition.

In Australia sports betting on general elections both at a federal & state level has become increasingly more popular. Most corporate bookmakers will allow you to place a sports bet on outcomes such as Winning Party, Leader of a Party at a point in time, result of an electoral seat & number of seats won, general under normal fixed odds betting rules.