SE­NATE CON­TEST ENLIVENS THINGS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

WELL, are we any the wiser af­ter al­most eight weeks of the fed­eral elec­tion cam­paign? Have any of the prom­ises, threats or jibes made you change your vote? Ac­cord­ing to the sur­veys, a lot of vot­ers have switched off. Maybe they were never switched on in the first placeby the grind­ing elec­tion­eer­ing over the past months. In my opin­ion, the op­pos­ing lead­ers have been quite gen­tle­manly. I thought it would be a much grub­bier scrap. But there are a few days left. I guess it could still de­scend into a brawl. With the polls still locked at 50/50, the most in­ter­est­ing out­come could be the Se­nate and who holds the bal­ance of power. There are still plenty of char­ac­ters in line for a seat. And there will be plenty of en­ter­tain­ment if Der­ryn Hinch or Pauline Han­son clinch a spot. I am pretty sure ev­ery­body will be glad when it is over – cam­paign­ers, me­dia and vot­ers alike. Rick Lee - re­gional ed­i­tor

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