Australia

The massive scale of Australia's election

To get from Sydney to Perth, you need to travel due west for 3,298km (2,049 miles) - further than the distance from London to Moscow, 2,509km.

This creates many challenges for Australia's federal election on 2 July, particularly in sparsely populated areas. The infographics below give a sense of the scale of politics in Australia, starting with Durack constituency, population 177,000.

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