Polls point to Australian election cliffhanger

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a campaign event in Sydney on July 1, 2016, as Australia's leaders make last-gasp pitches to wow votersAustralia’s leaders made last-gasp pitches Friday to woo voters on the eve of elections as polls pointed to a cliffhanger and the media swung behind “reformer” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Liberal Turnbull and Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten both campaigned in Sydney on their final day on the hustings as a poll in The Sydney Morning Herald showed them locked in a dead heat on a two-party basis. Turnbull, who has capitalised on the instability sparked by Britain’s decision to exit the European Union, said the uncertainty of a hung parliament would be a disaster as he appealed for voters not to go down that road.

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