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Seat of the week: Tangney

Following last week’s publication of draft redistribution boundaries, Seat of the Week watchers can brace themselves for an avalanche of action from Western Australia. First stop: Dennis Jensen’s safe Liberal seat of Tangney in southern Perth.

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Seat of the week: Blair

Pauline Hanson’s old stamping ground of Ipswich is now mostly accommodated by the seat of Blair, which has been in the Labor fold since current member Shayne Neumann gained it in 2007.

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Seat of the week: Bendigo

Labor’s long Victorian tide has made a reasonably secure seat from what had once been a marginal, but a big swing following Steve Gibbons’ retirement in 2013 reminded them it can’t be taken for granted.

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Seat of the week: Brisbane

It’s been a measure of Labor’s bad show in Queensland over the last two elections that it has been unable to hold on to the electorate encompassing the city centre of Brisbane and its surrounds. After surviving a preselection scare, LNP member Teresa Gambaro will now seek to make it three in a row.

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Seat of the week: Mallee

The seat that encompasses Mildura and the surrounding territory in Victoria’s north-western corner was retained for the Nationals by Andrew Broad, after the retirement of John Forrest in 2013.

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Seat of the week: Rankin

One of Labor’s few consistently reliable seats in Queensland was bequeathed by Craig Emerson to its present incumbent, Jim Chalmers, at the 2013 election.

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Seat of the week: Capricornia

Labor’s grip on the central Queensland seat of Capricornia has loosened on only three occasions in the past half-century – with the defeat of the Whitlam, Keating and Rudd governments.

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Seat of the week: Lalor

The safe Labor seat of Lalor in Melbourne’s west was held by successive Labor grandees in Jim Cairns, Barry Jones and Julia Gillard, before passing on to present incumbent Joanne Ryan in 2013.

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Seat of the week: Dawson

Despite encompassing a strong area for Labor in Mackay, the central Queensland seat of Dawson has only been won by Labor on a handful of occasions, and is currently held on a reasonably secure margin by Liberal National Party firebrand George Christensen.

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Seat of the week: Gellibrand

A trip through an uninterestingly safe Labor seat in Melbourne’s inner west, where Tim Watts succeeded Nicola Roxon as member at the 2013 election.

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