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Anthony Ashbolt, BLOG: Campaign dull and boring, Illawarra Mercury, 16 August 2013.

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The Federal election week started with a non-debate and didn't really improve after that, writes Anthony Ashbolt. The prelude to this week in federal politics was provided by a non-debate on Sunday evening. The debate failed not only because there was no real engagement and exchange between the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition but also because the format itself was so managed and staged that even the press gallery questioners appeared awkward and unsure of where they were meant to be.