Six days until the Victorian election

Australia

It’s just six days until Victorians find out who will govern them for the next four years and the major parties are in non-stop pledge-mode to win votes.

It’s too late to persuade everyone though, as 542,601 people have already voted.

The Victorian Electoral Commission expects this figure will have risen to about two million – half of all eligible voters – before election day on November 24.

Saturday was a busy day of travel for the major parties as Labor went to Geelong and the Liberals drove out Olinda in the Dandenong Ranges.

The major parties will again blitz crucial seats by bus on Sunday, while the Greens will be in Malvern to announce their plan to extend tram routes across Melbourne.

Their $700 million plan includes bringing trams to suburbs which do not yet have lines – Williamstown, Sunshine, West Melbourne, Brighton, Black Rock, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Chadstone, Bentleigh and Ormond.

On Saturday, Daniel Andrews promised $100 million to build a hospital dedicated to women and children in Geelong, saying the facility would be on the site of the old Geelong Private Hospital which closed in June.

He also allocated $600,000 to complete the building of the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving clubhouse.

Liberal leader Matthew Guy pledged $67 million to emergency services, including $51.3 million to Country Fire Authority stations.

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