Federal Election

Federal election 2022: Hunter electorate a key seat for Australian election outcome

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated May 21 2022 - 6:24am, first published May 20 2022 - 7:30pm
HIGH VISIBILITY: Labor candidate Dan Repacholi at Singleton pre-poll on Friday. Picture: Ethan Hamilton

The Hunter is poised to play a significant role in deciding Australia's next government when counting starts at the close of polls on Saturday.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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