The announcement that Australia would go to the polls on 14 September was somewhat overshadowed by the PM's new glasses. Apparently, she has used contact lenses or glasses for reading for some time, but the new look still came as a surprise.
Yes, I know that this is a minor thing, but I did find it distracting. So, apparently, did everyone else! We just know her face so well.
I suspect that the decision to announce a date so early was a wise move. In a way, it clears the air. Can the Government win? Not on the current opinion polls, but that's not really an issue for the moment. Life goes on.