Victorian Labor looks to Government as hung Legislative Council likely: @takvera on #vicvotes

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As we enter the final days of the Victorian election campaign the polls show Labor headed for Government with a possible majority of 8 seats. But like all elections there will be expected wins and losses and some surprises. The result is never guaranteed. There is even a possibility of a hung parliament with the […]

Brunswick battle of progressive values between ALP and Greens – @Takvera #vicvotes

Candidates at Brunswick Forum L to R: Ward Young (Animal Justice Party), Peter Allan (Community Independent for Northern Metro Region), Jane Garrett MP (ALP), Tim Read (the Greens), Dean O'Callaghan (Save the Planet), Giuseppe Vellotti (Liberal Party)

The next government of Victoria is not likely to be decided in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs where I reside, but in marginal electorates in Melbourne’s east and bayside suburbs, and regional electorates around Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo. But the innercity and inner north may see a sea-change in representation, if the results of the 2013 […]

Fawkner gives a grilling to #Broadmeadows MP Frank Maguire in safe #vicvotes Labor seat – @Takvera

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Broadmeadows is one of the ALP’s safest seats in Victoria with over 20 per cent two party preferred margin to the Liberals. Because it is safe it gets largely ignored by the Liberals when in office, and to a lesser extent, also ignored by the Labor party who direct more funding for projects in their […]

A failure of presidential sized proportions – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

A failure of presidential sized proportions

A failure of presidential sized proportions. A Moggill in the rough. Branch members reject sexting MP Peter Dowling. ReachTEL poll on asset leasing. Waiting to get on the hospital waiting list. RTI details $4 billion cuts to Queensland Education. Tweet of the week – Like a big black blowy on a pavlova. . A failure […]

Spinning assets into votes – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

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Newman Government obstinacy – Fire ants march on Gold Coast. Spinning assets into votes – Newman’s leasing plan. Turmoil on Reef. The farcical investigation into Dr Bruce Flegg. Carl Judge abandons PUP. Qld slips down OECD rankings. Scott Driscoll charged. Who’s donating to the LNP? Trend unemployment for September rises to 6.4pc. Tweet of the […]

Creeping political death, Newman’s faux apology – The Qld Weekly #qldpol: @Qldaah

Creeping political death, Newman’s faux apology

ReachTEL poll for Ashgove – TPP 53 percent to Labor. Dr Chris Davis defect to Labor. Sorry week. Tony Fitzgerald QC on Newman’s ‘blitzkrieg’. Could the Newman Government really fall to a Palaslide? Newman cuts respite services to disabled children. Bligh Government’s Gold Coast trams go live. Tweet of the week – Good advice on […]

DIY learning at Brisbane Free University by @griffithelects

Brisbane Free University: Carpark Eduction

In the week that ended with students across Australia rallying against the Abbott Government’s plan to deregulate University fees, I joined about 40 others at a Brisbane Free University event in a car park off Boundary Street in the West End of Brisbane. The discussion was about refugee rights. It was a refreshing change to […]

Seeking a Fair Go in a ‘World of Pain’ by @sarah_capper

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It’s hard to fully comprehend, but just eight months after being elected, the Coalition-friendly News Limited broadsheet ‘The Australian’ ran with the headline, ‘Coalition in World of Pain’ emblazoned across its front page early this week. Sure, it was selectively quoting Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who had used the expression in justifying why the Government […]

Into the black, the #qldpol weekly: @Qldaah

Into the black Qld’s electoral changes shroud political donations in secrecy Another by-election, another headache for Newman The #qldpol weekly

Deutsche Bank pulls out of Abbot Pt coal terminal. Eight cent solar feed in tariff cut. Into the black – electoral changes. Cash for contracts. More Fitzgerald elders speak out. The fight for Qld, (offer expires 2015 election day). Future Qld job prospects, work at Coles. Curfew on the vision impaired. Bogans who live in […]