Michael Koziol reports in the Sydney Morning Herald (29.5.16) on Labor’s strategy of targeting marginal seats or ‘on the nose’ LNP members in Queensland electorates during the federal election campaign, citing the incumbents in Dawson and Dickson as examples.
‘When George Christensen announced a $725,000 grant for CCTV cameras at Airlie Beach this week, he noted the surrounding Whitsunday region was a “drawcard for visitors from all over the world”.
‘It has also proved a drawcard for senior members of the Coalition in the early weeks of this election campaign. The Prime Minister, frontbenchers and even former PM Tony Abbott have made the trek north to lend the controversial Nationals MP a helping hand. Is this a sign he could be in trouble?
‘Labor certainly thinks so. It has high hopes of claiming two big Coalition scalps in Queensland: Mr Christensen in Dawson and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in his outer suburban Brisbane seat of Dickson.’