Australia

how hard work paid off

Even the supposedly safest of seats isn’t safe from a candidate willing to put in the hard yards in the community they represent.

Max Chandler-Mather (Image: AAP/Russell Freeman)

Eight months ago, before election fever stole every headline, a voter in the Brisbane seat of Griffith answered a knock on the door. It was Greens candidate Max Chandler-Mather asking for support. 

That door-knock points to the story that unfolded in Griffith last weekend. The Greens’ stellar success in Griffith and two other seats — Ryan and Brisbane — wasn’t just part of a green hue colouring inner-city seats. In Griffith, where the ALP’s Terri Butler conceded defeat on Sunday, it came down to damn hard work.

Almost 90,000 homes were door-knocked by Chandler-Mather and his huge crew of young volunteers; more than 30,000 conversations were held with voters in their own homes.

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