Sarah Henderson, Corangamite’s incoming Liberal MP? @PrimMich interview






By Michelle Primmer September 1, 2013 I played a game of phone tag with the Liberal Party’s Sarah Henderson and her office trying to tee up a time to meet. I was keen to get an in person interview, but her schedule had been chock-a-block. Now with the election just a week away, I was […]






So who is that Corangamite bloke who reckons ‘Tony is a tool’? @PrimMich investigates






By Michelle Primmer August 27, 2013 Last weekend I saw an online photograph of a man standing at the Belmont office of Corangamite Liberal Party candidate Sarah Henderson. He was holding a sign that said ‘Tony Abbott is a tool’. It gave me a laugh, as did seeing the image on Twitter, so when a […]






Corangamite’s @DCheesemanMP on the brink: @PrimMich interview






By Michelle Primmer August 27, 2013 On Thursday August 22 Kevin Rudd came to town for a very early morning pre-breakfast meeting cum rally with Geelong MPs Richard Marles (Corio) and Darren Cheeseman (Corangamite). He spent a large chunk of the day campaigning with Darren around his electorate. Later that afternoon Darren headed out to […]






Undecided voters – who are they and what are they waiting for?






By Michelle Primmer August 22, 2013 There was a debate last night between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott in front of 100 supposedly undecided voters. Abbott was declared the winner, based on the votes of these people. The count was 37 in favour of Abbott, 35 for Rudd, and 33 undecided. […]






Offering an election-night party with hot models seemed a good strategy for Corangamite, says PUP candidate






By Michelle Primmer August 15, 2013 Buddy Rojek arrived in Corangamite with quite a splash. The novice politician, running for the Palmer United Party, made front-page news in the Geelong Advertiser on August 13 after he put out a flyer seeking volunteers to hand out how-to-vote cards and promising a “rocking” election-night party featuring hot […]






The Australian Sex Party’s face in Corangamite – Jayden Millard






By Michelle Primmer August 12, 2013   Politics seems like a mug’s game, but as I meet the candidates I’m realising there are some very passionate people who want to stand up for what they believe is best for Australia.  Jayden Millard, Corangamite candidate from the Australian Sex Party, says he’s one of them. Why […]






The Greens face in Corangamite: @PrimMich reports






By Michelle Primmer, 7 August, 2013 Politics is a pretty brutal place, at least from where I view it.  There seems to be so much anger and vitriol it’s hard to imagine wanting to get involved.  Everyone has an opinion and they’re not afraid to call you a d***head as you walk by or to […]






In Corangamite 386 voters could have elected PM Abbott: @PrimMich reports






View Larger Map Seat Profile By Michelle Primmer 27 July, 2013 I am in my mid 40s and work part time as an accountant, but will shortly be leaving my employment and hope to commence a Graduate Diploma of Teaching at Deakin University. By this time next year I hope to be a teacher. I […]