Australia's foreign minister dismissed opinion polls showing his party looked set to lose national elections on Saturday.
"I'm not going to argue about the polls when the election's on within hours. Speculation about the polls and the election is a waste of time now," Bob Carr told CNBC on Friday. The latest polls showed the ruling Labor party trailing the opposition Liberal-National coalition, with 47 percent of the vote to the coalition's 53 percent.
"They're about to go to vote, we've got to leave it to the Australian people," he told CNBC on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Russia.
Carr called for the global leaders present to commit to a jobs and growth agenda which would support Australia's economy. The G20 comprises 19 of the world's most economically influential countries, plus the European Union.