ANDREW Gee will canter into opposition in Canberra and Paul Toole will remain part of a Coalition NSW Government following elections to be held next year.
At least, that’s what the bookmakers say.
Betting agency Sportsbet has released its odds for the next state and federal elections, with markets for individual electorates as well as which parties will be in power after voters go to the polls.
If the odds are to believed Mr Gee – the incumbent federal member for Calare – looks all but certain to retain the seat for the Nationals, with his victory offered at a prohibitive return of $1.01.
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But Sportsbet is tipping a Labor victory overall ($1.16), putting Bill Shorten in The Lodge and Mr Gee on the opposition benches for the first time.
The bookies are tipping a much closer race in NSW, though.
While Mr Toole ($1.04) is rated a near-certainty to hold his seat, Sportsbet has the Coalition Government listed at just $1.45 to stay in power.
The Michael Daley-led Labor Party is paying $2.80 to win the election – odds that look even tastier following Labor’s “Danslide” in Victoria over the weekend.