The Junction

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Held by: Michael Danby, retiring at 2019 election

Party: Australian Labor Party

Since: 1998

Margin: 1.2%

Redistribution details: Macnamara
(formerly Melbourne Ports) has gained the suburb of Windsor from neighbouring electorate Higgins. The redistribution has reduced the ALP margin with 0.2%, favouring the Greens.

Key Comments:

This long-standing Labor seat will be a real three-way contest  in the 2019 election.

Labor, Liberal and the Greens are all fielding candidates, who, according to polls, all have equal chances of winning. The retiring, controversial ALP member Michael Danby won by a very slim margin in 2016

Former ALP stronghold on a knife edge

Monash University, Daria Impiombato

After winning the seat 43 times in a row, Labor is now under intense pressure from the Greens in Macnamara.

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Liberal standing for her community with “empathy” from motherhood

Amanda Joo, Monash University

Outspoken Liberal Kate Ashmor questions her Labor opponent on his commitment to Judaism and if you can have empathy if you're not a mother.

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Rise Up Australia Party candidate: no comment

Emilio Lanera, Monash University

The Rise Up Australia Party candidate in Macnamara is unusually unwilling to talk for being an aspiring politician.

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UAP candidate in Macnamara too busy to be interviewed

Monash University, Niccola Anthony

There are several questions the voters of Macnamara deserve to hear Ms Paton's views on - including the business practices of party leader Clive Palmer. But she's too busy, both to talk to The Junction and other media.

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Labor candidate: time for change for young Australians

Atara Thenabadu, Monash University

Josh Burns promises to be a voice for young Australians in parliament if elected as the Labor member for Macnamara.

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Former charity CEO enters the Macnamara race as an independent

Monash University, Joshua Benitez

Children and young adults are at the core of the campaign of independent candidate Ruby O'Rourke.

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Independent for Macnamara is “no party patsy”

Raksha Ravikumar, Monash University

Can candidate Wallis catch the the independent surf and ride it to competitive numbers?

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