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Australia's opposition buoyed by surveys

Opinion polls suggest Tony Abbott, head of Liberal Party, will win upcoming election to become prime minister.

Last Modified: 04 Sep 2013 12:03
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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.

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