Punters in this ultra-tight electorate in Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs are very astute. They are also showing signs of campaign fatigue.
Autumn days in Melbourne can be glorious. This is not one of them.
It’s damp and dingy, and early voters are struggling to find a park at Holy Family Parish Catholic Church in suburban Mount Waverley.
They arrive in a steady stream, walking purposefully through the group of primary-colored volunteers handing out how-to-vote cards. Today, the contenders, incumbent Liberal MP Gladys Liu and Labor challenger Carina Garland, are here, warmly greeting each voter: “Hello, I’m Gladys” and “Hello, I’m Carina.”
Read more about what punters in Chisholm are thinking as the election approaches.
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