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COVID-safe election to cost Aussie taxpayers additional more than 20 million USD: electoral commission_china.org.cn – China.org.cn

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CANBERRA, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — Australia’s next federal election is likely to cost the country about an additional 30 million Australian dollars (22.9 million U.S. dollars) due to COVID-19 measures.
In a submission to a Senate budget hearing, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) said that the next election would cost taxpayers at least 400 million Australian dollars (306.7 million U.S. dollars), up from 372 million Australian dollars (285.3 million USD) in 2019, as a result of an expected increase…

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