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Held by: Peter Dutton

Party: Liberal Party

Since: 2001, when he defeated Labor’s Cheryl Kernot.

Margin: LIB 1.7

Redistribution details: New boundaries finalised late 2017. Approximately 4000 voters gained in Bridgeman Downs and McDowall.  

Key Comments: Dickson is currently a marginal seat, which has been held by Peter Dutton for almost two decades. Like neighbouring Petrie, held by Luke Howarth, Dickson is a major target for Labor. An outer-metropolitan seat that will provide a strong indication of the health of the LNP vote in Queensland.

Small swing needed for change of guard

USC, Drew Beveridge

“Gosh I really hope they’ve chosen the right seat, because these people are aspirational.” That’s what Michael Lavarch, the first elected Member for Dickson, said to Cheryl Kernot ahead of her 1998 election campaign while giving the new Labor candidate a tour of the area.

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One Nation candidate silent about chances

USC, Makayla Bishop

Carrol Halliwell may have been advised to keep quiet during this election, but it is clear through the content on her Facebook profile why she is running for One Nation in the marginal seat of Dickson. At first the 16-year resident of South East Queensland agreed to an interview with The Junction. However, hours later the story changed. “Unfortunately, I am unable to speak to you regarding the...

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Social media paints picture of late entrant

USC, Madeleine Dowling

With less than a week until election day, there is a candidate for Dickson who remains mysterious.

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Animal lover takes on “top dog” in Dickson

USC, Courtney Lynch

Maureen Brohman has always been passionate about animals. As a child, she was always worrying about them and was even banned from watching movies like Lassie

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Labor “hero” sets sights on unseating Dutton

USC, Janice Johansen

Ali France says Peter Dutton has been focused on advancing his own career and the people of Dickson feel ignored and neglected. She says she presents a new option for the community

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Poet well versed in politics

USC, Dylan Fewings

A double booking saw Benedict Coyne ending up at a campaign launch for The Greens instead of heading to a poetry evening. Two years on and he is The Greens’ candidate for Dickson.

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Snowboarder carves into another campaign

USC, Vincent Holliday and Joseph Price

Standing proudly next to his favourite Burton, Thor Prohaska is the quirky yet committed independent candidate for Dickson who doubles as a pioneer of Australian snowboarding.

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Dutton extending his time in Dickson

USC, Braedan Jason and Dylan Fewings

Long-term member Peter Dutton has regained his seat of Dickson against Labor’s Ali France in the north Brisbane electorate.

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Remember Daniel with name and shame sex offender register

USC, Aleasha Bliss

The topic of child sex offenders is a divisive one ahead of the Federal election. As reported child sex offences within Australia are growing considerably each year, it will give voters something to think about

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Uni expansion hangs on party vows

USC, Braedan Jason

USC may have jumped the gun on construction of its new Moreton Bay campus as the move depends on plenty of party promises leading into the Federal election.

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Dutton and France clash over housing

USC, Makayla Bishop and Sam Dickfos

Dickson MP Peter Dutton and Labor candidate Ali France have both accused each other of not caring about the Dickson electorate.

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Sausages, mosquitoes and door knocking

USC, Dylan Fewings

Dickson candidate Benedict Coyne and former Senator Scott Ludlam were the headline acts at a mozzie-filled community picnic in Murrumba Downs in support of The Greens

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Hefty price tag for eye-catching campaign

USC, Laura-Leith Pettigrew, Madeleine Dowling and Hayley Pointon

The major parties are gaining election momentum by increasing the number of billboards and signs on display.

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