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The feeling in Braidwood, is that incumbent Mike Kelly will retain the seat. The feeling in Braidwood, is that incumbent Mike Kelly will retain the seat. AAP/Lukas Coch

The Eden-Monaro Project: Braidwood, the bellwether of the bellwether

One week out from the federal election and the park in the centre of Braidwood is a hive of activity. The annual Daffodil Fair is in full swing. The extent to which this small town and its region reflect…
Some voters thought Liberal candidate Peter Hendy had been unnecessarily critical of sitting member Mike Kelly. Some voters thought Liberal candidate Peter Hendy had been unnecessarily critical of sitting member Mike Kelly. AAP/Mark Graham

The Eden-Monaro Project: Voters condemn campaign and don’t trust the promises that have been made

On the cusp of the election, Eden-Monaro voters overwhelmingly do not believe promises will be honoured, whoever is in government after Saturday. The national battle has left people across the spectrum…
Liberal candidate Peter Hendy has a lot of federal support in his campaign. Liberal candidate Peter Hendy has a lot of federal support in his campaign. AAP/Alan Porritt

The Eden-Monaro project: The campaign for Eden-Monaro

Though the date is now in flux, then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s decision to announce the election months in advance has meant the campaigning in Eden-Monaro began some time ago. There are already six…
Voters in Mike Kelly’s Eden-Monaro electorate are keen to see an election date named sooner rather than later. Voters in Mike Kelly’s Eden-Monaro electorate are keen to see an election date named sooner rather than later. AAP/Alan Porritt

The Eden-Monaro project: Call election quickly, voters say

With speculation reaching fever pitch about election timing, voters from the bellwether seat of Eden-Monaro are strongly urging Kevin Rudd to call the poll quickly. The University of Canberra, in conjunction…
Labor’s incumbent Mike Kelly is facing a “ground war” against Liberal challenger Peter Hendy. Labor’s incumbent Mike Kelly is facing a “ground war” against Liberal challenger Peter Hendy. AAP/Australian Department of Defence

The Eden-Monaro project: campaign laboratory

In planning their campaigns to win the bellwether seat of Eden-Monaro on September 14, strategists in the head offices of both major parties are likely to be preparing both an “air war” and a “ground war…
The focus group results deliver Mike Kelly a mixed report card. The focus group results deliver Mike Kelly a mixed report card. AAP/Alan Porritt

The Eden-Monaro project: Voters tired of leadership circus

As Labor caucus members return to Canberra uncertain who will be PM at the end of this final fortnight parliamentary sitting, voters in the bellwether seat of Eden-Monaro are saying to them: just sort…
Minister for Defence Materiel and Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly casts his vote in the 2010 federal election. Minister for Defence Materiel and Eden-Monaro MP Mike Kelly casts his vote in the 2010 federal election. AAP/Stefan Postles

The Eden-Monaro project: voters disappointed with the national leaders and debate

With the election just four months away but the campaigning seeming endless, the view of politics from the marginal Labor seat of Eden-Monaro is one of disillusionment. Regardless of gender, age or voting…
Eden Monaro is currently held by Mike Kelly, Minister for Defence Materiel. Eden Monaro is currently held by Mike Kelly, Minister for Defence Materiel. AAP/Alan Porritt

The Eden-Monaro project: the first report

In David Williamson’s satirical play “Don’s Party” based around the 1969 federal election night, Eden-Monaro gets a mention, among the early signs of a big swing to Labor. At that poll, the seat returned…