Gabrielle Chan finds bush electorates that were once locked in for the National party are now under siege from a variety of challengers
- Voters fume at outer Sydney’s growing pains
- Central coast could decide the election
- Labor fights to regain inner city
- Changing tide on the far north coast
The state seat of Barwon is about as rusted-on as you can get.
About the same size as Germany, its south-western end is the Labor-dominated town of Broken Hill. Most of the rest is committed National party country and has been that way since 1950.