Federal election 2022 newsroom coverage: SBS

Federal election 2022 newsroom coverage: SBS

What will the lead-up to the election look like for you?
The SBS World News political reporting team is on the ground with both major parties, covering their election campaigns and holding leaders to account. We also have a brilliant crew of SBS and NITV correspondents across radio, television and digital in our Canberra office. These teams bring together our rapid daily coverage and look at the broader picture, including other parties and independents.
We have network reporters conducting deep dives into important policies to provide explainers and analysis. This is bolstered by our state and territory correspondents, who report at a deeper level on individual seats, electorates, candidates, and issues that matter to our audience.
We are also working closely with dozens of SBS language teams to draw on the issues raised by our multicultural audience, and we are sharing all of our election content with our new Arabic and Mandarin television news bulletins.

The SBS Election Exchange has also returned for 2022, with SBS’s language services hosting a series of community-based events in the lead-up to this month's election. Running across eight locations over three weekends between April and May, 19 SBS Radio programmes went into the community to speak with local candidates and community members. You can read more about this initiative to make the federal election more accessible to Australia's multicultural communities here.

What should people know about working with journalists on Election Day?
SBS will be treating election day like the festival of democracy that it is. Our teams are small, so we will also be relying on our viewers, listeners and readers to get in touch and tell us what is happening at their local polling booths through our politics inbox. We will also be live blogging, bringing together our radio and television coverage and focusing on the multicultural seats in play. Stay tuned for more information about election night which we will release soon.
Who’s the best person in your team to contact?
The best way is to email our politics team with any stories or tips. Alternatively, you can call our central news desk.

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