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Australia votes on July 2 after PM Turnbull calls election

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No more speculation Australia goes to the polls on July 2.

— Sunrise (sunriseon7) <a href="https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/727604471522459648">May 3, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made the announcement after Treasurer of Australia Scott Morrison delivered a voter friendly budget. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rich get the benefits from <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottMorrisonMP">ScottMorrisonMP's tax reforms #Budget2016 https://t.co/6zzsIhXGVi pic.twitter.com/pY29fOEfKb

ABC News (abcnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/abcnews/status/727435263408906240">May 3, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <b></b> Multinational companies that move profits offshore to avoid tax will now be penalised. <b></b> Those guilty of such activities will pay a penalty tax of 40 percent instead of the usual 30 percent. <b></b> Turnbull claimed the budget was a long-term economic plan for Australia, not just an attempt to win votes. <b></b> The economy will be a major battleground in the election campaign as Australia attempts to diversify away from a mining boom now bust. <b></b> Climate change and trade union corruption in the Australian building industry will also feature. <b></b> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/qt?src=hash">#qt</a>: Smears: Now gutter politics from the PM who says lower-paid workers can&#39;t trust Bill Shorten <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/auspol?src=hash">#auspol</a> <a href="https://t.co/zVpyf2l4QX">pic.twitter.com/zVpyf2l4QX</a></p>&mdash; #PutLibsLast‼️ (johndory49) May 2, 2016
Before becoming the leader of the opposition Labor Party Bill Shorten was a senior official in the Australian Workers Union targeted by a government-commissioned inquiry into union corruption.