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LAST FEDERAL ELECTION: Saturday 2 July 2016  


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Women and young people still undecided (
24 Jun 2016
Most tweeted emojis (Image:
Twitter has tracked not only the most tweeted emojis but also the extent to which particular groups such as women and young people have yet to make up their minds over whom to vote for in the 2016 federal election.

Twitter may decide who rules Australia (, 30 May 2016
As a large proportion of Twitter-using voters users are stiull undecided, theyhave become an important target of the major political parties.


List of Australian politicians who use Twitter (
Politicians listed alphabetically by surname.

Federal politicians (
ABC Twitter page containing tweets from and about Australian federal politicians.

Parliament of Australia Twitter accounts (
Five Twitter feeds to sign up for.

Tweets of leading politicians:

Malcolm Turnbull's tweets

Bill Shorten's tweets

Barnaby Joyce's tweets

Richard di Natale's tweets


Tweets of news media:

PoliticsFairfax tweets (

7News Yahoo!7 tweets (

ABC News 24 tweets (

Tweets of organisations:

Australian Electoral Commission Twitter page.

Election Watch (
University of Melbourne Twitter page.

See also our Social media page.


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