Tony Abbott's campaign boss Roger Corbett, a former Woolworths boss and Fairfax chairman

With all the focus on Warringah's Liberal incumbent Tony Abbott and independent Zali Steggall -- who are, at this stage, virtually guaranteed the top two podium positions -- Crikey takes a look at the some of the campaigners and backroom operatives behind the scenes on all sides of this tight, ill-tempered race.

Roger Corbett

The former Woolworths boss and Fairfax chairman is Abbott's campaign chair, replacing long-serving Abbott loyalist Walter Villatora in September of last year. He's also the chair of Woolworths-controlled pokies giant ALH -- that's the one that admitted its employees had been spying on their customers, and offering drinks to "high value" gamblers.