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Sky News’ 2022 Federal Election Coverage



As polls close on the Federal Election 2022, Sky News, Australia’s Election Channel will bring viewers every seat, every minute, live as they fall.

Australia Decides: Election Night Live coverage, anchored by Sky News Chief News Anchor Kieran Gilbert, begins at 5pm AEST featuring a powerhouse panel of political experts and an experienced team like no other.

Joining the Sky News election night panel; Sky News Host, Political Commentator and former chief of staff to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin, Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell, Sky News Political Commentator and former Labor Cabinet Minister in the Hawke-Keating Governments, Graham Richardson, Nationals Senate Leader and Emergency Management Minister, Bridget McKenzie, Queensland Liberal National Party Senator James McGrath, outgoing Federal Labor MP for the NSW mining seat of Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon, and Queensland Labor Senator and Shadow Northern Australia and Queensland Resources Minister, Murray Watt.

Sky News’ election night coverage will feature new dynamic data display technology that will deliver up-to-the-minute voting numbers, emerging trends and results across all 151 seats.

Leading viewers through the data, Sky News’ Chief Election Analyst Tom Connell will break down every vote, across every party and every state, as key battleground regions begin to reveal the trends that will decide who will be Australia’s next Prime Minister.

Backed by expert strategists from both major parties, the new data display technology will reveal postal vote projections and how and when they will decide the outcome of cliffhanger seats.

Sky News Anchors Paul Murray and Laura Jayes will be live at Liberal HQ throughout the night, while Sky News Anchor Chris Kenny will be live from Labor HQ with Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne and former advisor to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Nicholas Reece.

Sky News contributors including former Labor Cabinet Minister in the Rudd-Gillard Governments, Stephen Conroy and former Victorian Liberal Party President, Michael Kroger will also weigh in on the coverage.

Sky News Queensland Editor Peter Gleeson will be joined by the Leader of the United Australia Party Clive Palmer, live and exclusive, on how his party has performed after its significant spend. With so many Independent candidates contesting the election and margins ever so slight, Sky News will cross live to its reporters around the country as contenders campaign until the very last minute.

As Australia decides, Sky News will be live all day from 6am Saturday with an unmatched line-up of award-winning political journalists, the most sought-after commentators and political insiders.

Saturday May 21 – Election 2022: Australia Decides

6am                 Australia Decides: Election Breakfast with Jaynie Seal and Tim Gilbert

9am                 Australia Decides: Election Day withAnnelise Nielsen and Peter Stefanovic

2pm                 Australia Decides: Election Day with Ashleigh Gillon

5pm                 Australia Decides Election Night Live anchored by Kieran Gilbert and featuring an expert panel including Peta Credlin, Andrew Clennell, Graham Richardson, Bridget McKenzie, James McGrath, Joel Fitzgibbon, Murray Watt and Sky News Chief Election Analyst, Tom Connell.

Sunday May 22 – Election 2022: Australia Decides

7amElection 2022: Australia’s Verdict with Kieran Gilbert, Peta Credlin, Andrew Clennell, Laura Jayes, Chris Kenny, Ashleigh Gillon, Sharri Markson, Nicholas Reece, Joel Fitzgibbon, Liberal Senator and Financial Services Minister Jane Hume, and Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan, plus senior politicians and party insiders.

9am                 Outsiders with Rowan Dean, Rita Panahi and James Morrow

11am               Business Weekend with Ross Greenwood

12pm               Election 2022: Australia’s Verdict with Annelise Nielsen and Peter Stefanovic

3pmElection 2022: Australia’s Verdict withKieran Gilbert, Andrew Clennell and Ashleigh Gillon

6pm                 Chris Smith Tonight with Chris Smith

7pm                 Sharri with Sharri Markson

8pmPaul Murray Live, a special two-hour edition hosted by Paul Murray

Sky News Australia’s unrivalled election coverage is extended online with breaking news, analysis, opinion, features and explainers at Detailed seat-by-seat breakdowns are also available and will update to reflect seats being called by the Sky News Decision Desk in real time on election night.

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All of Sky News Australia’s election coverage can be streamed live or on demand on news streaming service Flash, available at