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Julie Bishop says teal independents make election unpredictable

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Julie Bishop has said that the seat of Curtin has become unpredictable due to teal independent Kate Chaney and clarity around preference votes.

The former foreign affairs minister told Liam Bartlett on 6PR Mornings that the fight is between Curtin MP Celia Hammond and Independent candidate Kate Chaney.

“Labor has a mammoth task. They need at least seven seats to form a majority government, and the Coalition only has four marginal seats under three per cent, Labor has twelve marginal seats,” she said.

“Neither side is actually putting out big vision, big picture policies, no reform agenda for an incoming government,

“My impression is that that’s why voters are appearing to be disillusioned and a bit disenchanted.”

Press PLAY to hear Julie Bishop’s full comments as the federal election campaign draws to a close.

Liam Bartlett
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