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Five things to know about the Australian election

Polls point to the first change of government since 2013

TOKYO -- Australia's federal election is set for this Saturday, with opinion polls pointing to the likelihood of a change in ruling parties after six years of a conservative coalition government led by the Liberal Party. The opposition Labor Party is aggressively campaigning for big changes on tax and environmental policy, among others.

The election could lead to a change in the country's prime minister barely a year after Malcolm Turnbull resigned last August. There have been four leadership changes in Australia since 2013, hindering consistent decision-making.

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