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Where Australia's major parties stand on key election issues

By KRISTEN GELINEAU
Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) -- After a two-month campaign, Australians headed to the polls on Saturday to vote in a national election. The contest pits Prime Minister...full story
updated 2016-07-02 11:01 AM
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In this Thursday, April 16, 2015, photo, members of the Sudanese security forces guard the historic Meroe pyramids in al-Bagrawiya, 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Khartoum, Sudan. The pyramids at Meroe are deserted despite being a UNESCO World Heritage site like those at Giza in Egypt. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy) This image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Saturday, April 25, 2015, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows Nusra Front fighters in the town of Jisr al-Shughour, Idlib province, Syria. Hard-line Syrian rebel groups entered the strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen them take nearly all of a crucial province. Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year, has killed some 220,000 people, and wounded at least 1 million. (Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP) FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, a just married Chinese couple pose for pictures on a bridge leading to the Porta Nuova business district in Milan, Italy. Milan has been growing in altitude in preparation for Expo 2015 world Three freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, who were resettled in Uruguay, pray during their protest outside the U.S. embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, Friday, April 24, 2015. From left are Omar Abdelahdi Faraj and Ali Husain Shaaban, both of Syria, and Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi of Tunisia. The men are protesting after they were asked to leave a hotel where some stayed periodically, and demand Washington help them financially. They say the house where they were initially resettled didn't have enough space for all of them. The men spent 12 years at the U.S. military prison but were never charged and released after officials determined they were no longer a threat. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garrido) URUGUAY OUT - NO PUBLICAR EN URUGUAY FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file photo U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland. The State Department said Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would meet Monday, April 27, 2015 at the United Nations on the sidelines of a conference on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in which both men are participating.  (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File) In this photo taken on Friday, May 30, 2014, a boy takes a jump as he performs on a skateboard in Milan, Italy. Milan has been growing in altitude in preparation for Expo 2015 world Pablo Ruiz carries a family portrait during an evacuation operation along the Rio Blanco in Puerto Montt area, Chile, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)(AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
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