Politicians are people: A case study


One Victorian politician is setting out to challenge Australians’ traditional distrust of those who hold public office.

Elle Cecil

PM slams food hoarders and panic buyers


Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed Australians hoarding food and supplies describing the practice as “ridiculous” and “un-Australian”.

Stephanie Bastiaan

Opinion: We should all be concerned about our leader’s commitment to Climate Change


It’s about time our leaders were called out for their lack of commitment to climate change. Last week, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison handed the Pacific Nations a $500 million package to help them invest in renewable energy and become more resilient to climate and weather events, but refused to sign the declaration acknowledging that […]


No such thing as a Shorten thing

Opinion Politics

SIMILAR to weather predictions, election polls have been proven historically wrong following this year’s Federal election, leaving many Melbourne voters shocked.  Here are three reasons I think the Liberal’s “miracle” came true. 1. Labor isn’t about labour. In a word – Adani. “We will adhere to the science, the law, we won’t create sovereign risk,” […]


Labor had plans for students with disabilities in mainstream schools

Politics Victoria

During the recent Federal Election campaign, the Labor Party promised to implement inclusive education in every state. But would this have meant an end to special schools?Bill Shorten. Photo via billshorten.com.au The Labor plan was to give schools $320 million in funding over the first three years for students with disability. This funding would go […]

Jack Morgan

Richard Di Natale condemns Liberals’ housing affordability plan


Greens leader Richard Di Natale has slammed the Liberals newly announced Housing Affordability scheme.Richard Di Natale. Photo via Twitter @RichardDiNatale The Greens leader was equally critical of Labor’s pledge to match the plan, stating that the scheme would likely entice first home buyers to enter into the sort of debt spiral that triggered the global […]

Liam Ellison

Torquay Boardriders Club left behind in upcoming election

Geelong Politics Sport

Members of the Torquay Boardriders Club feel like they have been left out in this election’s campaign cash splash.Bells Beach. Credit: Torquay Boardriders. Sarah Henderson, Federal Member for Corangamite, recently announced a re-elected Morrison Liberal Government would provide $100,000 to fund a clubhouse for the 13th Beach Boardriders. This follows Henderson’s promises to secure more […]


How are Chisholm voters using WeChat?


This story was produced by Ceci Mak and Bilian LoiWeChat in Chisholm (Photo: Ceci) WeChat is undeniably the largest social media and messaging app in the Chinese community, with a record 1 billion monthly users reached in March 2018. More than 2.5 million Australians are believed to be using the app, with more than 10,000 […]

Ceci Mak

Expert says Labor’s use of WeChat has been effective


Some of the keenest campaigning in the Melbourne seat of Chisholm has happened on WeChat, the Chinese social media platform.Chisholm’s candidates debate. Photo: Supplied by Chin Communications. The seat’s two main candidates, Hong Kong-born Gladys Liu from the Liberal party and Labor’s Taiwan migrant Jennifer Yang, have both been using WeChat to communicate with voters. […]


Dobby on top for donkey vote


Come election day in the seat of Chisholm, the name at the top of the Ballot best placed for the donkey vote is Ian Dobby. Dobby, a carpenter, was born in Chisholm and has always lived in the area. He’s worked in the building industry for 30 years, has been a small business owner and […]


What do young voters in Chisholm want?


This story was produced by Shannon Tucker, Ebony Miocic and Sahar FoladiPhoto by Harrison Moore on Unsplash. As the upcoming 2019 Federal election approaches, youth enrolment has reached a record breaking all-time high, according to the Australian Electoral Commission. With 88.8 per cent of people aged between of 18 and 24 enrolled to vote, it […]


Rudd discusses Asian vote at Deakin round-table event

Politics Victoria World

The Labor candidate for the Melbourne seat of Chisholm, Jennifer Yang, and former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, were critical of the mainstream media for using scare tactics to paint a bad picture of Asian migrants and international students at yesterday’s open round-table discussion hosted by the Alfred Deakin Institute (ADI).Former PM Kevin Rudd and Labor’s […]


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