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Morrison’s style of campaigning and how well he goes over on the ground will be carefully watched for indications of his potential strengths or weaknesses come the main game next year. Mick Tsikas/AAP

View from The Hill: Morrison faces the challenge of community-based candidate in Wentworth

For Phelps the byelection is important but for Morrison, it is critical. If Wentworth is lost, the Coalition loses majority. There could be some paralysis and the fear in the ranks will increase.
Likely independent candidate for Wentworth Kerryn Phelps could attract a lot of disillusioned Liberal votes. Danny Casey/AAP

Wentworth goes to the polls on October 20

The byelection is vital for Scott Morrison who will face a very difficult test in his initial days as prime minister. He will encounter a lot of anger in the electorate at the removal of Turnbull.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced this week the government would scrap the plan to lift the age for pension eligibility to 70, capping it at 67. AAP/Daniel Pockett

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on changing the pension age, women in parliament and the au pair saga

Another hectic week in federal politics saw the government change the age of pension eligibility, Julie Bishop arguing for more women in parliament, and the Peter Dutton au pair story continuing to bubble along.
The bitter exchange has raised the au pair affair, already difficult for Dutton and the Morrison government, to a new level. Dave Hunt/AAP

Dutton and former Border Force chief trade accusations in au pair affair

A Senate committee is inquiring into Dutton's use of his ministerial discretion over visas. He overrode advice from officials when he granted visas to two au pairs who had been detained.
Interviewed on 2GB Morrison seized on an offensive Father’s Day tweet from John Setka, Victorian state secretary of CFMMEU’s construction and general division. Joe Castro/AAp

View from The Hill: To whack the CFMMEU, Morrison needs first to get the right stick

The Liberals have for years sought to make Shorten’s union background and associations work for them. They haven’t so far had anything like the success they hoped. The question is, can Morrison?

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