Where to watch tonight? Here’s a rundown of what’s in store. For more details on any channel, click on the link. All times are AEST and all networks will air live in all states.
ABC1 / ABC News 24
6:00pm Australia Votes 2010
From Canberra’s National Tally Room, Kerry O’Brien joined by Tony Jones, Leigh Sales and Antony Green. Guest panellists Liberal Senator Nick Minchin and Labor Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Deputy Leader of the House, Stephen Smith join Kerry O’Brien on the main election panel desk. ABC News 24’s Political Editor Chris Uhlmann and Chief Political Correspondent Mark Simkin will also feature and there will be crosses to candidates in key marginal seats right around the country. There is also online, mobile, radio and Australia Network coverage.
4:30pm Election Coverage hosted by Jennifer Keyte.
5:00pm Your Call: 2010
Hosted by David Koch and Melissa Doyle joined by political editor Mark Riley and Graham Richardson. Chris Bath will have regular election news updates from the Tally Room. Political commentary from Peter Beattie, Alexander Downer, Tanya Plibersek, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, Natasha Stott Despoja and Mal Brough.
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6:00pm Seven News
6:30pm. Your Call: 2010 resumes
5:00pm Election 2010: Australia Decides
Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson host from the National Tally Room with Laurie Oakes. Tracy Grimshaw will be reporting from Melbourne with Julia Gillard, while Peter Overton will be with Tony Abbott in Sydney. Michael Usher will be bringing results from a specially created graphics studio, while Ben Fordham will be monitoring social media sites such as Twitter. Commentary from Peter Costello, Nicola Roxon, Mark Arbib, Michael Kroger, Christine Wallace and Barnaby Joyce.
6:00pm Nine News
6:30pm Election 2010: Australia Decides resumes
10:30pm Election 2010: Reaction
5:00pm Natarsha Belling hosts a TEN News with Paul Bongiorno and Hugh Riminton, plus Sandra Sully at Liberal headquarters with Tony Abbott, Helen Kapalos at Labor headquarters with Julia Gillard.
6:00pm National Election Special hosted by Bill Woods.
6:30pm 7PM Election Project. Charlie Pickering, Carrie Bickmore, Dave Hughes and George Negus. Live
crosses to Scott Dooley at the Liberal headquarters in Sydney, Tom Gleeson at the Labor headquarters in
Melbourne, Mitch Grady in Brisbane, Julian Schiller in Adelaide and Sam Mac in Perth plus live to Hugh Riminton in the Tally Room.
7:30pm AFL match with News updates.
10:30pm Election Wrap-up. Bill Woods and Paul Bongiorno including continued Hugh Riminton in the Tally Room, Sandra Sully at Liberal headquarters and Helen Kapalos at Labor headquarters.
8:30pm World News Australia Election Special 2010
News anchor Anton Enus and Chief Political Correspondent Karen Middleton host a live panel program, joined by expert political commentators.
5:30am Election 2010 / News Day
3:00pm Election 2010 Live.
Sky News Political Editor David Speers is joined by reporters in the National Tally Room and around the nation including Kieran Gilbert, Ashleigh Gillon, David Lipson, Helen Dalley, Peter Van Onselen, Michael Willesee, Celina Edmonds, Leigh Hatcher, Bridie Barry plus SKY News local correspondents in all major states. Political experts include former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and former Liberal Leader John Hewson plus Eric Abetz, Penny Wong, Tony Burke, Fiona Nash, Bruce Hawker and Grahame Morris.
6:00pm Peter Van Onselen will anchor coverage from the National Tally Room in Canberra.