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By By Canning

Monday 31st August / presented by Chris Wheeldon

The upcoming Canning by-election is heating up, with it being seen as a litmus test of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's leadership.

We’re getting to know a couple of the candidates vying for the federal seat, starting with Greens candidate Dr Vanessa Rauland.

She’s a lecturer at the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, with a PhD in low carbon urban development and decarbonising cities - and it’s her first go at politics.

RTRFM's Chris Wheeldon spoke to Vanessa and Greens Senator Scott Ludlam on The Mag.

He started by asking Vanessa why she’s entering the high-pressure world of politics.

Running for the Labor Party is Matt Keogh - a Canning native, former Law Society of WA President and Gough Whitlam idoliser.

Matt has been actively involved in politics since he was eight years old, when he was handing out how-to-vote cards during the 1990 federal election.

He joined RTRFM's Chris Wheeldon on The Mag.

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