Glasson criticises prime minister for event no-show

Mr Rudd – who holds the seat of Griffith, which Dr Glasson is hoping to win for the Coalition – was booked six weeks ago to attend the forum last week but pulled out at the last moment.

On the morning of the event, he confirmed he would not be attending because he had other priorities, and instead appeared on Channel Ten’s The Project, at about the same time the debate was taking place.

Mr Rudd’s no-show came as a poll suggested he could lose his seat on 7 September.

The Guardian Lonergan poll of 958 voters

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