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AHPA surveyed both political parties and independent candidates regarding their commitments to allied health in the upcoming election.
Read the report card detailing responses from major political parties here.
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 Due to redistributions (a re-drawing of electoral boundaries), the government goes into the 2022 election with 76 seats, down one from the 2019 election. Labor’s number increases from 68 to 69. There are six elected members on the cross bench.
In the 151 seat House of Representatives, both sides of politics need 76 seats to form a majority government. The possibilities for achieving 76 seats are –
Particularly marginal seats ALP has to hold are Macquarie (0.2%), Eden-Monaro (0.8%), Dobell (1.5%), Gilmore (2.6%), Greenway (2.8%), Hunter (3%, with challenge likely to be from One Nation) and Parramatta (3.5%), and perhaps Richmond (4.1%, with the Greens also targeting).
Particularly marginal seats LIB has to hold are Wentworth (1.3%), Reid (3.2%) and perhaps Robertson (4.2%).
Independent Zali Steggall is expected to be returned in Warringah (7.2%).
Factors include the recent bushfires and floods and the NSW Liberal pre-selection controversy.
Another seat worth watching is Hughes (9.8%, currently held by Craig Kelly UAP).
The ALP has to hold Solomon (3.1%), and may perhaps have trouble to hold Lingiari (5.5%) with Warren Snowdon retiring.
Particularly marginal seats ALP has to hold are Lilley (0.6%), Blair (1.2%), Moreton (1.9%) and Griffith (2.9%, also a Greens target).
Particularly marginal seats LIB has to hold are Longman (3.3%), Leichhardt (4.2%) and Dickson (4.6%, Peter Dutton), and perhaps Brisbane (4.9%, also targeted by the Greens), Ryan (6.0%) and Flynn (8.7%).
Particularly marginal seats LIB has to hold are Bass (0.4%) and Braddon (3.1%).
ALP may perhaps have trouble to hold Lyons (5.2%).
Particularly marginal seats ALP has to hold are Corangamite (1%), Dunkley (2.7%) and possibly MacNamara (6.1%) due to a strong Greens presence.
Particularly marginal seats LIB has to hold are Chisholm (0.5%) and Higgins (3.7% with challenge from the Greens), and perhaps Casey (4.6%, with Tony Smith retiring) and Deakin (4.7%).
Commentators believe that independent Helen Haines should be returned in Indi although the margin is low.
Particularly marginal seats ALP has to hold are Cowan (0.9%) and Perth (3.2%).
Particularly marginal seats LIB has to hold are Swan (3.2%), Hasluck (5.4%) and perhaps Pearce (7.5% and Christian Porter is retiring).