Live federal election updates: Voters award debate to Albanese, update reveals Coalition targets marginal seats with grants

Doug Dingwall
Olivia Ireland
By Doug Dingwall, and Olivia Ireland
Updated April 21 2022 - 7:31am, first published April 20 2022 - 10:10pm

Undecided voters who watched the first leaders' debate between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese awarded the win to the Opposition Leader on Wednesday night, but not by much.

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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 doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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.