Thursday, 04 August 2016 01:11
Continuing instability is the outcome of this election: as well as the re-election of senator Pauline Hanson; election of senator Derryn Hinch; (who is urging a vote against 18c the anti-harassment provision-racial Discrimination Act).
Monday, 01 August 2016 00:40
After months of fierce competition for the honour of representing Melbourne Ports in the 45th Parliament, it is now beyond any doubt that Labor’s Michael Danby will retain the seat.
With only a few thousand votes left to count, neither the Liberal nor Green party candidates can usurp Labor’s lead. A swing of just 2% to the Liberals will not be enough to topple Mr Danby who has now seen off seven successive challengers.
Monday, 04 July 2016 03:09
On these pages on election eve I warned that soft voters were so disenchanted with "big politics" that they would prefer a third candidate, and when voters rage against the machine, the incumbent is in the greater danger. That's how the election panned out. Voters resoundingly rejected Malcolm Turnbull's plea for the stability of a decisive Coalition victory, judging that neither the Coalition nor Labor had done enough to earn their trust.
Thursday, 09 June 2016 05:43
Local Greens candidate Stephanie Hodgins-May has announced she will pull out of the only Melbourne Ports candidates’ debate, after having agreed to participate “because one of the co-hosts” was the Jewish community roof body, Zionism Victoria.
Monday, 02 May 2016 23:59
Mr Deputy Speaker Scott, it is good to see you better. Ever since they measured the halfway point between Sydney and Melbourne wrongly to make the nation's capital closer to New South Wales than Victoria, Melbournians have felt they are getting raw deals from the Commonwealth. Our Sydney Prime Minister, the member for Wentworth, just like the last Sydney Prime Minister, the Sydney Treasurers and their Sydney major projects ministers are doing an exceptionally good job in disadvantaging Melbourne.
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