What's Next: July 02, 2016

 Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a campaign event in Sydney on July 1 as Australia's leaders make last-gasp pitches to wow voters with polls on the eve of elections pointing to a cliffhanger.
Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a campaign event in Sydney on July 1 as Australia's leaders make last-gasp pitches to wow voters with polls on the eve of elections pointing to a cliffhanger. PHOTO: AFP

Australia heads to the polls

Australia goes to the polls today, with the outcome on a knife edge, according to opinion polls.

A Fairfax/Ipsos poll published yesterday showed Labor and the conservative coalition locked in a dead heat at 50-50, well within the 2.6 per cent margin of error for the survey of 1,377 respondents taken between Sunday and Wednesday.


Students in first Cultural Heritage Walk

About 200 students will take part in the inaugural Cultural Heritage Walk to be flagged off at Bukit Pasoh Conservation Area. Their itinerary includes activities at five historic landmarks in Chinatown to learn about Singapore's multicultural diversity. Among the schools involved are Ngee Ann Secondary School and CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School.


Finals of schools' xinyao competition

This year's finals of the National Schools Xinyao Singing and Song Writing Competition will be held today at Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre. Jointly organised by Lianhe Zaobao, Jurong Junior College and TCR Music Station, the competition has attracted more than 420 participants from 52 schools.

The event started as a singing competition in 2015, but this year it has expanded to include a song writing category.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe