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'Clearly political': Why the Canberra stadium debate has returned for the federal election

Karen Barlow
Chris Dutton
By Karen Barlow, and Chris Dutton
Updated March 18 2022 - 10:00pm, first published 5:30pm
Zed Seselja says a Viking Park upgrade is the short-term answer to Canberra's infrastructure woes. Picture: Karleen Minney

Zed Seselja stepped on to the lush Viking Park fields to plant his flag this week. If there really is a tight tussle for one of the two ACT Senate seats, this is where he wants to fight the sporting infrastructure battle.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton

Sport editor

I started in journalism because I loved sport and wanted to write about something of deep interest to me. As sports editor that has developed into a passion for breaking news, holding people accountable and being an honest voice in the sport community. Email: chris.dutton@canberratimes.com.au

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