2020 ACT Election - Media Coverage

General election for the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly will be held Saturday 17 October 2020.

Discuss Media coverage here.

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ABC News Coverage

5:00pm ABC News: ACT Votes
The top stories from ABC News, as Canberrans vote in the ACT Election. A comprehensive half hour
bulletin in the hour before polls close, ahead of Live election night coverage. Includes updates on
the New Zealand election.

5:30pm ACT Votes: Election Night Live
Election night coverage as the ACT Votes. Will Andrew Barr’s Labor government be re- elected or
will Opposition Leader Alistair Coe lead the Liberals back into power? Includes updates on the New
Zealand election.

8:00pm ACT Votes: Election Results Live
Election night coverage as the ACT Votes. Will Chief Minister Andrew Barr be re-elected or will
Opposition Leader Alistair Coe lead the Liberals back into power? Antony Green brings you fast,
accurate results and analysis.

10:00pm ABC News: ACT and NZ Votes
The latest from ABC News following today’s top stories and live coverage of events as they unfold.
Includes coverage of the ACT and NZ election results as we hear from the winners and losers and
look at what the results mean.

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Antony Green will be in election nirvana that night crunching the numbers for 2 elections

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Leaders Debate on ABC this Wednesday

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Leaders Debate caps:

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ABC promo


Another promo
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ACT VOTES: Who will voters elect for the next term?

Saturday 17 October, 5.30pm on ABC

As the ACT heads to the polls this Saturday 17 October the ABC will bring you all the latest election news across TV, radio and online.

As the votes are cast and counted, join the nation’s most trusted election team, including political correspondent Greg Jennett , ABC Canberra Mornings host Adam Shirley and the ABC’s chief elections analyst Antony Green for the most comprehensive coverage from 5:30pm (AEDT) on ABC TV (Canberra) and iview.

This broadcast will be simulcast on ABC Radio Canberra 666 AM and available on the ABC Listen app.

Joining the ABC election team on the panel will be:

  • Rachel Stephen-Smith – Labor Health Minister
  • Vicki Dunne – Retiring Liberal MLA
  • Shane Rattenbury – Greens Leader and the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability
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Election eve bulletins
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ABC - broadcast from the National Museum of Australia, where the election coverage will come from tomorrow night

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ABC election coverage set up:

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ABC News:

ABC coverage

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Where is the broadcast coming from?

the National Museum of Australia

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What, if any, coverage did Win do tonight?

Sky News reporter gets surprised:

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Full caps…

ABC:

Sky

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Watched majority of the ABC’s coverage online

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ABC Canberra bulletin last night:

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ABC post promo

WIN News:

ABC News:

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The main ABC ACT newsreader Dan Bourchier was reduced to a reporter on Saturday night. The first cross to him was supposed to be a short update it seemed but he talked forever, leading host Greg Jennett to comment that Bourchier had given a comprehensive report, with Bourchier smirking in response.

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That’s just his face I think, he always looks like that, don’t think it was malicious.

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