What's Next: June 17, 2016

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull (left) and Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten leave the Returned Services League Centenary gathering in Melbourne, Australia, on June 6.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull (left) and Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten leave the Returned Services League Centenary gathering in Melbourne, Australia, on June 6.PHOTO: EPA

Australian leaders face off online

The leaders of Australia's two main political parties, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Labor leader Bill Shorten, will hold an online debate today ahead of a July 2 vote. It is the first time an online debate is being held in a national election campaign in Australia. The debate at 6pm Australian time (4pm Singapore time) will be streamed in real time via Facebook Live on News Corp's Australian website, news.com.au, and Facebook.

International fare at Hari Raya bazaar

This year's Hari Raya bazaar in Tampines has several international stalls offering an array of Islamic cultural goods from around the world. Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli will visit the bazaar and meet exhibitors from the Brunei High Commission, Indonesian Embassy and Turkish Cultural Centre today.

Release of trade data for May

Singapore's trade and export figures for May will be released today, and the data will shed more light on the health of the export sector. Non-oil domestic exports have taken a beating so far this year, especially in electronics, so it is likely that exports did badly again last month.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe