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FEDERAL ELECTION 2016 |

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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Seat of the week: Corangamite

Demographic change and statewide voting trends pushed Labor over the line in this formerly secure Liberal seat in 2007 and 2010, but it slipped from their grasp again in the defeat of 2013.

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Seat of the week: Aston

The increasingly misnamed Seat of the Week series takes a visit to Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, and a seat that has remained outside Labor’s grasp since 1990.

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Seat of the week: Gippsland

For as long as there has been a federal parliament, there has been a seat of Gippsland, and for as long as there has been a National/Country Party, the seat has been theirs. The present incumbent is Darren Chester, who succeeded Peter McGauran at a by-election in 2008.

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Seat of the week: Corio

Once an electoral bellwether to rival Eden-Monaro, the Geelong-based seat of Corio has been in Labor hands since 1967, and is today held securely by Shadow Immigration Minister Richard Marles.

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Seat of the week: Holt

A once marginal seat now safe for Labor, Holt in Melbourne’s south-east has provided a home for Gareth Evans, and more recently Anthony Byrne.

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