As it happened: Official campaigning gets underway as PM sets election date

Doug Dingwall
Harley Dennett
By Doug Dingwall, and Harley Dennett
Updated April 10 2022 - 10:08am, first published April 9 2022 - 11:30pm

And we're off... The Prime Minister has been to visit the Governor-General at Government House, finally setting an election date.

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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

Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.