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FEDERAL ELECTION 2016 |

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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Seat of the week: Fisher

The scene of much unpleasantness in the previous parliament, the Sunshine Coast seat of Fisher gave Howard government minister Mal Brough a new point of entry to parliament at the 2013 election, six years after his defeat in neighbouring Longman.

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Seat of the week: Hotham

This safe Labor seat in south-eastern Melbourne was long held by Simon Crean, who was succeeded upon his retirement at the 2013 election by Clare O’Neil.

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Seat of the week: Forde

The outer southern Brisbane seat of Forde has stayed beyond Labor’s reach for all but one term since it was radically redistributed in 1996, their most recent failed candidate being former Premier Peter Beattie.

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Seat of the week: La Trobe

The outer eastern Melbourne seat of La Trobe generally leans slightly to the Liberals, but fell to Labor at their Victorian high-water mark of 2010.

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Seat of the week: Oxley

Labor up-and-comer Milton Dick stands to succeed retiring member Bernie Ripoll at the next election in a Brisbane seat that has long been safe for Labor, outside of the memorable interruption of Pauline Hanson from 1996 to 1998.

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Seat of the week: Ballarat

Ballarat has tipped back and forth between Labor and the conservatives through a history going back to federation, but the tide has flowed in Labor’s favour since Catherine King gained it against the trend of the 2001 election.

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Seat of the week: Hinkler

Encompassing Bundaberg and Hervey Bay, Hinkler has been a hotly contested seat at various points in its three-decade history, but has been securely in conservative hands over the last two elections.

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Seat of the week: Deakin

The eastern Melbourne seat of Deakin has been on a knife edge for over three decades, and was among the three seats gained by the Liberals in Victoria at the 2013 election.

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