Michelle Grattan spent two days this week in Canning, Western Australia, where campaigning is building up for the byelection on September 19.
The Liberal Party currently holds the seat by a margin of about 12%. Its former member was Don Randall, who died suddenly in July.
In a break from our usual longform format, we conducted short interviews with Labor candidate Matt Keogh, Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, Greens leader Richard Di Natale and Greens candidate Vanessa Rauland. Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie declined to be interviewed.