- The earliest date for a traditional simultaneous House of Representatives/half-Senate election is Saturday 4 August 2018.
- The last possible date for a simultaneous election is Saturday 18 May 2019.
- The future? Lord Byron offers a possible guide:
And for the future — (but I write this reeling,
Having got drunk exceedingly today,
So that I seem to stand upon the ceiling)
I say – the future is a serious matter —
And so — for God’s sake — hock and soda water!
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