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Labor seeks parachute for powerbroker as seat abolished

UPDATED | Labor powerbroker Mark Butler appears set to parachute into his left-faction colleague Steve Georganas’s federal seat of Hindmarsh after the Australian Electoral Commission today confirmed plans to abolish his safe seat of Port Adelaide, in a move that will spark an intense game of musical chairs within the ALP.

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Politics

Xenophon coy on mayor's Port bid

Port Adelaide mayor Gary Johanson is firming as a prospective SA Best candidate in Education Minister Susan Close’s seat, with Nick Xenophon declaring it “too early to say” whether the serial independent challenger would carry the flag for his fledgling party at the March state election.