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Prahran
Electorate: Prahran
Held by: Sam Hibbins (Greens, 2014)
Swing +/- to MP 2014: 5.1% from LIB
Margin: 0.03 * 2PP based on Labor v Coalition but seat held by Greens

Key Comments: 

Prahran is a key marginal which will be hotly contested in this election. Prahran in inner south-eastern Melbourne is the smallest electorate in Victoria. At just 12 square kilometres, it is known for the popular Prahran food market, Government House and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The electorate takes in suburbs including South Yarra, Windsor and parts of Toorak and East St Kilda. The seat changed hands between Liberal and Labor until ALP preferences enabled the Greens to take the seat in 2014. One of the major issues in this election will be public transport with continued controversy relating to the Metro Tunnel project and upgrades to South Yarra Station.

 


Swinburne University, Abbey Thorpe

Prahran is an inner metropolitan electorate located approximately one-kilometre south-east of Melbourne’s CBD and is the smallest in Victoria, covering just 11.9 square kilometres.

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Independent: Alan Menadue

Swinburne University, Sandra Milutinovic

Alan Menadue received just 82 votes at the 2014 state election but did not let his disappointment discourage him from recontesting Prahran.

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Liberals: Katie Allen

Swinburne University, Abbey Thorpe

Katie Allen is taking a stand against over-development and is calling for better transport infrastructure.

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Greens: Sam Hibbins

Swinburne University, Abbey Thorpe

Prahran is a priority seat for the Greens, says Sam Hibbins.

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Labor: Neil Pharoah

Swinburne University, Sam Mills

After falling short by 31 votes in 2014, Neil Pharaoh once again is trying to win Prahran for Labor. Sam Mills reports.

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You can’t beat Prahran Market

Swinburne University, Abbey Thorpe

Prahran Market is essential to the city's culture

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