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We are well past the halfway mark of the election campaign but apparently the ``official'' campaign is only just beginning for the major parties.
And technically Labor hasn't even kicked off their ``official'' one. They'll do that on Sunday when they hold their campaign launch less than one week before the voters go to the polls.
You may be surprised to hear this given the relentless election promises, debates and political advertising the electorate has been subjected to for at least the past three weeks since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd visited the Governor-General and arguably for months before that too.
But, no, according to the parties themselves it's only officially on when they say it is.
In reality, these campaign launches should be renamed rallies. So what is the point of holding these traditional get togethers mid-way through the actual campaign?
Done well, they inject some fresh energy and momentum to the party's campaign. The party leader's main task is to deliver a rousing speech to a room full of candidates and party elders and are without fail rewarded with a standing ovation and a lot of hugs and handshakes.
And they usually throw in a few new policy announcements and funding pledges to keep things interesting.
This undoubtedly generates positive media coverage, thus providing a key opportunity to get their message across.
A worthwhile exercise for sure, just don't pretend voters can expect any noticable difference to the campaign before and after them.