Election Deciders

Jun 7, 2013

The Power Index: election deciders, campaign directors #1

Crikey has been counting down the most powerful people in the fight for the 2013 federal election. Here's our number one: the campaign directors. Who are these people, and what tack are they taking in 2013?

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

It’s nearly 8pm on a Thursday night, 100 days out from the 2013 federal election, and 27-year-old ALP field officer Paddy Batchelor is working the phones inside NSW campaign headquarters in the western Sydney suburb of Parramatta.


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2 thoughts on “The Power Index: election deciders, campaign directors #1


    It is tragic for Australia that bad oppositions make bad Governments worse; what does that say about the coalition? Labour shouldn’t stand even one single person if the best they can do is tell electors that the Opposition will be inferior even to the present Government, and then respond to any policy issues raised with a story about why the ’phone “salesman” personally supports Labour (who cares). In my view it’s time for another option on the Ballot Paper – None of the Above

  2. Edward James

    This Federal election is entirely up to voters. Who are in the box position to exercise their votes below the line, for an effective change to the way we have been governed. Our first step is to do to Labor what Labor has refused to do for itself for decades. Why would anyone want to let Labor party members wander over onto the opposition benches for some tax payer funded RnR ? Edward James

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