Part 4 of NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016: @Qldaah #ausvotes #auspol #qldpol

Covering the Australian election campaign for 2016. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Donations and the Mob. . (May 23, 2016) Day 16 – Donations and the Mob Mafia link to Liberals From 2014, Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and Royce Millar reported, “The suspected Mafia godfather of Melbourne helped bankroll a Liberal Party marginal federal seat campaign in […]

Aviation and shipping emissions shamed by #FossiloftheDay at #COP21 reports @takvera

There are many intricacies to negotiating a climate agreement covering greenhouse gas emissions. One of the areas easy to overlook is aviation and shipping sector emissions. Emissions from aviation and shipping are projected to grow, so it is important that they are considered in any climate agreement. Aviation is responsible for almost 5 percent of […]

Pt 4 Qld election blog 2015 #qldvotes #qldpol: @Qldaah

(Jump to comments section) Jump to latest blog entry. Welcome to part four of the Queensland election coverage for 2015. The below entries cover the period from January 26 – 28 onwards. To follow the Twitter stream, see #qldvotes. List of Qld election blogs: Jan 06 – Jan 16: Pt 1 Qld election blog 2015. Jan 17 – Jan […]

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

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

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 […]

East West Link dominates #vicvotes transport forum reports @Takvera

Transport continues to be a major issue in the Victorian election campaign in the lead up to polling day on November 29, especially in regard to the East West Link project. On Monday afternoon, 29 September, the Premier Denis Napthine and Transport Minister Terry Mulder signed the contracts with Lend lease for the East West […]

East West Link a collision course for Victorian state election: @tackvera reports

In the lead-up to the Victorian state election in November 2014, the East West Link tunnel toll road continues to be a divisive and unpopular issue for the Premier Denis Napthine and his Liberal Government. The toll road is projected to cost $8 billion to connect the Eastern Freeway and Alexandra Parade to Citylink as […]

Walking the Independent path with Janet Mays: @burgewords reports

The first political piece I ever wrote was also the first scoop I ever got. I was a resident of the Blue Mountains for thirty years, give or take my years at university and a six-year stint in the United Kingdom. By the time Blue Mountains City Councillor Janet Mays stood for the NSW State […]

Public transport versus east-west link tollroad issue in Melbourne electorates reports @takvera

By John Englart 30 August 2013 The Victorian Government is proceeding with the East-West link tunnel tollroad which would connect up the Eastern Freeway and Alexandra Parade to Citylink severely impacting Royal Park and Moonee Ponds Creek. It is an $8 billion project with high impacts on the seat of Melbourne, but also traffic and […]

Ford Closure and economic transition an issue in Wills reports @takvera

By John Englart 27 August 2013 In May Ford Australia announced closure in 2016 of its car manufacturing plants at Broadmeadows and Geelong which will result in the loss of about 1200 jobs when production stops. Car manufacturers have been subsidised by government handouts to entice them to continue manufacturing in Australia. In 2012 the […]