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There has been a 7.4 per cent swing to the Liberals in the seat, which was held by retiring Labor MP Robert McClelland on a 6.9 per cent margin.
Fairfax Media has all but two seats Indi and McEwen called.
Coalition pulls ahead of Labor in election
In the so called bellwether seat of Eden Monaro in southern NSW, Liberal candidate Peter Hendy leads incumbent Mike Kelly by 633 votes, achieving a 4.6 per cent swing with 86 per cent of the electoral roll counted. Dr Kelly the outgoing defence materiel minister has attracted 57.25 per cent of 1607 pre poll votes but only 46.24 per cent of the 3653 postal votes counted.
In McEwen in Victoria, Liberal Donna Petrovich is leading Labor MP Rob Mitchell by 389 votes after preferences, with 83 per cent of the roll counted. The division remains too close to call.
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Mr Mitchell's task has been made difficult by 53.4 per cent of 8308 postal votes going to the Liberal party.
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In the western Sydney seat of Parramatta, Labor incumbent Julie Owens is ahead of Liberal challenger Martin Zaiter by 480 votes. But absentee and postal votes counted so far favour the Liberals, Omega Speedmaster On Hand
As of 5.40pm on Thursday, Mrs Mirabella was still trailing independent candidate Cathy McGowan by 1100 votes, but had clawed back some ground. Earlier on Thursday afternoon, Ms McGowan was ahead by 1471 votes.
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The Victorian seat of Indi where senior Liberal figure Sophie Mirabella is on track to lose is no longer counted by the Australian Electoral Commission as a close seat.
Fairfax Media has called Eden Monaro as a Liberal gain.
Postal votes here are strongly favouring the LNP, which is now predicted to take the seat formerly held by retiring Labor MP Kirsten Livermore.
is 619 votes ahead of Labor candidate Peter Freeleagus, with 86.5 per cent of the electoral roll counted.
Mr McMahon had been ahead through much of the counting but Fairfax Media is calling it for the Coalition because the majority of absentee and postal votes are favouring the Liberals. Of 570 absentee votes, the Liberals attracted 54.9 per cent. Of 3708 postal votes counted, 58.3 per cent are going the Liberals' way.
On current trends, the House of Representatives will feature 91 Coalition members; 54 from Labor; one Green; two independents (Andrew Wilkie and Indi's Ms McGowan); businessman Clive Palmer and Queensland MP Bob Katter, both whom have their own parties.
The AEC defines a close seat as an electorate when the two candidate preferred result is between 49.5 per cent and 50.5 per cent.
The result of the closest lower house seats will have no bearing on the result of Saturday's election, with Tony Abbott's Coalition having comfortably achieved a majority in the House of Representatives.
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