Scott Morrison due to arrive in Canberra to call federal election

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is due to land in Canberra shortly after 10am on Sunday and will drive to Government House at Yarralumla to ask Governor-General David Hurley to dissolve Parliament and set the date for an election.

The Prime Minister’s office remains tight-lipped on the likely election date, amid rumours it could be May 21 rather than May 14 in a plan to run a longer campaign in the hope this would place more pressure on Labor leader Anthony Albanese.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison arriving at Sydney Airport to board his RAAF plane this morning.Credit:Nine

Mr Morrison is planning to hold a press conference in Parliament House after his visit to the Governor-General, outlining his pitch to voters after he released a video on Saturday night about his record in responding to natural disasters and the pandemic.

Labor responded with a video pointing out mistakes in the pandemic response and urging Australians to dump Mr Morrison.

More to come.

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