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 […]

Leaving Adelaide ‘as is’

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By Kay and Victoria Rollison March 13, 2013 Margo: In twitter conversation on WA election night I asked Victoria Rollison to write a piece for me on the political vibe in South Australia. She replied: ‘Here is the post that my mum and I have written together. Mum and I have never written a post together […]

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. […]