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In this election series, Crikey teams up with the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Advancing Journalism to delve into the heart of federal marginal seat Chisholm, in south-east Melbourne, to see what people are thinking about in the lead-up to the poll. Find more of the series here.


After a 15-minute drive to find reception, Delldint Fleming phones into our Zoom call from bushland in central Victoria. Beaming with enthusiasm, she explains that she’s a volunteer cook at the Wild by Nature Camp.

As Fleming describes it, the camp’s purpose is to “create a village atmosphere for families, so parents and children can immerse themselves in nature in a way where everyone is looked after and supported”.