Saturday is election day in Australia, with opinion polls suggesting that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's party will lose and the centre-right opposition will take power.
If the opposition party wins the vote, their leader Tony Abbott would become Australia's next prime minster.
Abbott's opposition to a government "carbon tax" and an ever-tougher stance towards asylum seekers had put him ahead in opinion polls.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Brisbane.
Source: Al Jazeera