Michael McGrath voices opposition to prospect of early general election

Finance minister says he thinks the government should serve its full-term before calling the public to the polls

Michael McGrath, the finance minister, would be due to deliver another budget later this year. Picture: Norma Burke

The government should serve its full term before holding a general election next year, the minister for finance has said.

Michael McGrath said he would prefer to call the public to the polls this time next year amid ongoing speculation about if and when an early election would be called.

The coalition could run into February next year, allowing for an election to be called as late as March 2025.

McGrath said he believed a ...