Victoria was redistributed during the current term. Total numbers didn't change, but the Labor held Burke has gone, and Gorton, also notionally Labor, has been created. McMillan has gone from Labor to notional Liberal. Numbers went from 20 versus 17 to 19 versus 18.

For some reason, Victoria has been very kind to the federal ALP since ejecting Cain-Kirner in 1992, returning  two party preferred Labor majorities ever since - even in 1996.

Whether they'll go for Latham is another matter, however; electoral gravity might suggest Victoria's relative support for federal Labor wanes in 2004.

Possibilities? Deakin (1.6) crossing to Labor; Bendigo (3.6) and Ballarat (3.2) going other way.

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