How I reported Gellibrand for @NoFibs, by citizen journo @Dusty_1






By Grant Philpots 24 October, 2013 Margo: The highlight for me of my return to journalism so far has been @NoFibs Twitter-based citizen journo seat reports for the 2013 federal election, and a couple of our contributors want to keep keep reporting on the seat where they live. In this post Grant reflects on his […]






Gellibrand, I’ve had a blast: @Dusty_1 wrap






[clear] By Grant Philpots 7 September, 2013 So it’s come to this. My first foray into citizen journalism done. I’m not expecting any changes here in Gellibrand.  Labor’s Tim Watts will be elected as the new member. He’ll have the job for as long as he wants it. Tim is frontbench material and has the […]






My day on Gellibrand’s campaign trail, by @Dusty_1






  By Grant Philpots  @Dusty_1 25 August 2013 For some time I”ve wanted to get out on the trail with the Gellibrand candidates to experience some colour and movement on the election.  I’ve been a booth captain and have handed out campaign material at several elections, but never an observer. There is a $4b major railway […]






Democracy in Gellibrand gets a nudge from No Fibs’ citizen journo @Dusty_1






by Grant Philpots August 20, 2013 After seeing a No Fibs report about last week’s candidates’ forum in Wentworth, I decided to see about organising one here in Gellibrand. So far, events have been held on specific issues such as public transport, but as far as I’m aware there has been no occasion where the […]






Gellibrand, Labor’s safest ALP: @Dusty_1 reports






View Larger Map Gellibrand Seat Profile By Grant Philpots  @Dusty_1 12 August 2013 Gellibrand is the safest ALP seat in Australia, if another party wants to win it, they would need a swing of about 24 per cent to do so. Gellibrand covers mostly the inner west of Melbourne as well as some suburbs to the […]