Unions target marginal seats over Medicare 'Americanisation'

THE union movement has developed a hit list of 22 marginal federal electorates it will target with a campaign against the "Americanisation of Medicare".

Launched well ahead of the election expected in the second half of the year, the campaign will target Coalition seats.

Among the seats in the Australian Council of Trade Unions' sights are Page in NSW and Leichhardt, Herbert, Forde, Longman and Petrie in Queensland.

The campaign will have television and online advertising as well as door-knocking in 22 electorates and "community protests".


Labor backs cheaper water for farmers following LNP pledge

Premium Content Labor backs cheaper water for farmers following LNP pledge

Labor has made a commitment to cut the cost of irrigation for farmers, should it...

Premier announces NSW-QLD border decision

Premium Content Premier announces NSW-QLD border decision

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announces border decision

ELECTION: Nanango candidates outline their economic vision

Premium Content ELECTION: Nanango candidates outline their economic vision

This election, the economy has been one of the biggest issues in the minds of...