Live federal election updates: Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese prepare for first election debate as parties campaign in Queensland, South Australia

Doug Dingwall
Olivia Ireland
By Doug Dingwall, and Olivia Ireland
Updated April 20 2022 - 7:12am, first published 7:00am

A live debate between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese will put the candidates to the test on Wednesday as the major parties push to win enough votes to form government outright.


Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on

Olivia Ireland

Olivia is a reporter for the Canberra Times. She has covered local news, arts, education and business and is beginning her rotation with Federal Politics. Olivia started as an intern in August 2021 and began her career with the Times after completing her studies at the ANU in November 2021.

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