In this episode of ‘A Middle Ground’, we look at the historic defeat of the government on the floor of parliament over refugee policy. Nance Haxton speaks to Griffith University Professor of Politics and Policy Peter van Onselen about the fallout from this tumultuous week in Canberra and how that will affect the upcoming federal election. With Queensland’s rural heartland set to be a crucial battleground in the federal election, Nance Haxton talks to voters in Bundaberg to find out what really matters outside of the south east corner.