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Voters to head to polls in July for Fadden byelection

Corruption allegations, made under parliamentary privilege, have been denied by Stuart Robert.

Corruption allegations, made under parliamentary privilege, have been denied by Stuart Robert. Photo: AAP

Voters in the Gold Coast seat of Fadden will head to the polls for a by-election on July 15.

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of former Liberal frontbencher Stuart Robert, who formally quit federal politics last week.

Voters will have until June 19 to register in the by-election.

The dates were announced by House of Representatives Speaker Milton Dick on Monday.

The safe coalition seat stands on a margin of more than 10 per cent, but Mr Robert suffered a swing of 3.5 per cent against him at the 2022 federal election.

Coalition nominations for the seat closed on Friday, with candidates including Gold Coast Council planning chief Cameron Caldwell and former Queenslander of the Year Dinesh Palipana putting up their hand.

It will be the second by-election in this term of parliament after Labor won the Liberal-held seat of Aston in suburban Melbourne in April.

– AAP

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