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FEDERAL ELECTION 2016 |

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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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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