Six #Greens16 contests to watch on #ausvotes election night reports @takvera






As we watch who might form a majority government, or whether we might have a hung parliament, here are the six seats to watch for the Greens on Saturday night: Melbourne, Batman, Wills, Higgins, Melbourne Ports, and Richmond. Another 6 seats of interest where the Greens vote is substantial but may fall short includes: Gellibrand […]






Lianna Sliwczynski, Batman Candidate, The Australian Sex Party






[clear] By Bumpy Favell 4 Sept 2013 I requested an interview with Lianna Sliwczynski, the Australian Sex Party, ASP candidate for Batman in late July 2013, along with all of the other Batman candidates. If candidates didn’t reply within a few days, I kept contacting them. Three responded promptly: Phillip Sutton, Save the Planet Party, […]






Labor’s David Feeney expects a lift in Batman from Liberals’ move to preference Greens last






  August 18, 2013 by Bumpy Favell The day of our interview, David Feeney resigned from his Senate position to run for the House of Representatives in the long held Labor seat of Batman, in the suburban north of Melbourne. Feeney is between offices, so we meet at a big, empty Rydges Hotel café overlooking […]






Greens gear up for their “best chance ever” in Batman, with Alex Bhathal taking on Labor’s David Feeney






by Bumpy Favell August 17, 2013 I met Batman’s Greens candidate, Alex Bhathal in a café in Brunswick St, Fitzroy – a couple of doors down from her work, during her lunch hour. Bhathal is an imposing figure, at least 1.8m – and gracious, considering I forgot to press record for the first 5 minutes […]






Batman, saving the planet: @BumpyF interview






Philip Sutton – Save the Planet Party Candidate for Batman, Victoria By Bumpy Favell 5 August 2013 When Save the Planet Party’s Batman candidate, Philip Sutton, was little he wanted to work in a zoo, so he studied veterinary science. In 1974 he decided the world needed to be saved. He never practiced as a […]






Greens charge in Batman: @BumpyF reports






View Larger Map Batman Seat Profile By Bumpy Favell 23 July 2013 I’ll write about my electorate of Batman, which covers a 66 sq km chunk of Melbourne’s northern suburbs. The Batman electorate is named after John Batman, a white grazier and businessman who was behind possibly the one and only treaty ever signed in […]