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Many voters wouldn’t be keen to have a beer with either Tony Abbott or Kevin Rudd. AAP/Lukas Coch

The Eden-Monaro project: voters say we are getting too presidential

Australian politics is becoming too “presidential”, in the view of participants in our Eden-Monaro focus group. And, they believe, this election has been going on too long. In their first discussion since…
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. 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. 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. 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…
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…

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