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 […]

East West Link dominates #vicvotes transport forum reports @Takvera

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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

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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

Clr Janet Mays and HEAL VP Claire Cook on the 50km walk from Katoomba to Nepean Hospitals.

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

Deputy leader of the Greens and Member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt with Greens Senate candidate Janet Rice launching Melbourne transport policy

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

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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 […]

The view from Rooty Hill on last week’s invasion

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By Pascal Grosvenor March11, 2013 I attended St Agnes high school at Rooty Hill from years 7 to 10.  I went to Loyola College next to the RSL in years 11 and 12.  My mother still lives in Rooty Hill, and my grandmother lived in the Catholic nursing home next to St Agnes for quite […]

Cityrail #cityfail? Training citizen journalism

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By Pascal Grosvenor February 20, 2013 cityrail indicator board 13 feb @hughwhitfeld redfern train station 13 feb @katelynewart central platform 18-19  13 feb @MrJesseRoss I know a thing or two about catching trains. I’ve been a Sydney train commuter for 18 years. In that time I’ve completed two university degrees and had several different jobs. […]