Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has blitzed his own electorate-visiting target on a marathon trip to Western Australia as he eyes marginal seats well ahead of the next federal election.
Mr Shorten wrapped up his sixth day in WA on Thursday and brushed off criticism by the Nationals that Kalgoorlie was his only regional visit.
He promised to tour up to 11 electorates but ended up taking in 13, including the key marginal seats of Hasluck, Swan, Stirling and Pearce.
Hasluck, held by Ken Wyatt with a margin of just over two per cent, is most at risk at the federal election next year.
Fellow Liberal Steve Irons, who holds Swan with a margin of 3.6 per cent, is set for a serious battle given his competition is Kim Beazley's daughter Hannah.
Social Services Minister Christian Porter's profile is high and political future seems bright, but there are real fears he could lose Pearce where his margin is 3.6 per cent.
Another minister, Michael Keenan, is also considered potentially in peril in Stirling, even though his margin is 6.1 per cent.
Labor has high hopes of picking up all four, after seeing the Liberals suffer a historical belting at last year's state election with a 16 per cent swing against them.
"I think people are beginning to listen to Labor federally. They're off the other side," Mr Shorten told reporters.
Before Labor's spanking WA victory, the party started their unofficial election campaign a year before the writs were even issued.
Mr Shorten clearly plans to match that endurance feat, but spent the week merely carving up his already-committed, $1.6 billion Fair Go for WA Fund with a string of road and rail announcements.
The fund aims to help make up for the state's low GST share and he's come under fire for being coy about whether it will really add up to a de facto 70 per cent floor, saying it will depend on the budgets he inherits.
WA's Chamber of Commerce and Industry says their modelling shows it will only last for one year, if enacted today at the 2018-19 level of 47 cents.
Ironically, Mr Shorten said he'd noticed West Australians were sick of politicians admitting the GST system was broken and just wanted them to do something about it.
Mr Shorten says WA will be seeing more of him as the federal poll approaches.
"I think voters hate it when you just turn up at the last minute and make big announcements, which they're appropriately cynical about," he said.
"I don't come here like my opposite number and just to say 'you've got a problem' then scoot off two hours later on a plane."