Will the discontent of 2013 give way to new hope in Dunkley?






by Angus Barnes September 6, 2013 The only candidates’ forum held in Dunkley revealed a shared sense of dismay in the community on the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay. I asked the six candidates attending the forum what would be foremost in voters’ minds on election day. The two independents said they were running […]






Deep in Murdoch territory, a booth in Dunkley might have the final say on which is the party of snollygosters






  by Angus Barnes August 20, 2013 A recent radio show lamented the demise of neat-sounding words.  Snollygoster was the first discussed, and it was suggested one of the reasons for its disuse was because there are no politicians left who aren’t snollygosters (that is, someone guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable […]






Can Libs hold Dunkley? @Gus_Barnes reports






View Larger Map Dunkley Seat profile By Angus Barnes, 13 August, 2013 The electorate of Dunkley was formed in 1984, and named after Louisa Margaret Dunkley, a trade unionist and campaigner for equal pay for women.  These beginnings align with a common perception of Frankston as a blue-collar city. The left-leaning electorate changed in nature […]