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Voters prepare to vote in Bragg by-election as all federal election races are declared

Updated: Aug 29, 2022

The by-election was triggered following the resignation of Liberal MP Vickie Chapman.

Just over a month since the federal election, the Australian Electoral Commission has formally declared every single seat in the country.

This is what the new parliament will look like:

Labor has 77 seats & the Coalition has 58, while The Greens have 4, Katter's Australian Party & Centre Alliance both have 1 & there are 10 independents.

In the senate, the Coalition has 32, Labor has 26, the Greens have 12, Jacqui Lambie Network & One Nation both have 2, while the United Australia Party & David Pocock party both have 1.

It means that to pass legislation, the government needs the support of The Greens & 1 crossbencher - likely David Pocock - or alternatively, the support of the Coalition.

It’s now been revealed that newly-elected MPs will come to Canberra next week to discuss their new roles before the 47th Parliament opens.

But while the federal election is now done-and-dusted, a by-election in the South Australian seat of Bragg is tonight rapidly approaching.

Former Liberal Deputy Premier Vickie Chapman won the seat at the March state election, even with a swing of over 8% against her. She resigned just weeks later.

Our Chief Anchor Leonardo Puglisi caught up with Greens candidate Jim Bastiras - watch the interview here.

Watch the full edition of SpinCheck here.

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