Global market turmoil since the Brexit vote, Australia's success in turning back asylum seeker boats, gay marriage, housing prices, corporate tax rates and union corruption have been major issues in the eight-week campaign.
Global market turmoil since the Brexit vote, Australia's success in turning back asylum seeker boats, gay marriage, housing prices, corporate tax rates and union corruption have been major issues in the eight-week campaign. AP Photo - Rob Griffith

Bookies have Turnbull as favourite to win election

  • The Coalition remain in the box seat with 81% of total wagers.
  • Labor have received some punter support in the past 24 hours but remain $8.00 outsiders.
  • Hung parliament is now a $4.20 chance, out from $4.00.

MALCOLM Turnbull's Coalition start polling day as the short $1.08 favourites according to online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.

The government has attracted 81% of total wagers - down from 87% in the past two days.

Labor are still a $8.00 chance to be elected while a hung parliament has drifted slightly in the betting from $4.00 out to $4.20.

"There has been some support for Labor in the past 24 hours but the weight of the money is very much still indicating a Coalition victory this evening,'' said sportsbet.com.au's Will Byrne.

Sworn In Government
$1.08   Coalition
$8.00   Labor

Hung Parliament?
$1.20   No
$4.20   Yes



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