Australia election: Economic worries key to campaigning
3 September 2013 Last updated at 04:03 BST
Economic worries have dominated Australia's election campaign, despite the country being one of the few to avoid the global financial crisis.
The mining boom, which was fuelled by China's demand for minerals, has been declared over and people are now facing a period of uncertainty.
Jon Donnison reports from coal country in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.