Here's How The Nonnas Of Melbourne Could Make This A Historic Election
The Greens candidate for Batman is banking on winning over older, religious voters who are disillusioned with Labor's refugee policy.
Unhappy Labor voters in the large Italian and Greek migrant communities of outer Melbourne are key to the Greens winning extra lower house seats this election, according to one Greens candidate.
Alex Bhathal is running in the seat of Batman and told BuzzFeed News that locals aren't happy with the "absentee parliamentarians" from the Labor party that have represented the area for the last 20 years.
"People are asking me 'what's wrong with us, with our suburbs that they can't even live here, they can't find a little house that they'd like to live in'," she said.
Bhathal has become the favourite in the betting markets to win the seat after Labor MP David Feeney suffered a series of embarrassing gaffes on the campaign trail.