Family First Face in Hindmarsh: @JackieDettman reports

By Jacqueline Dettman  2 September 2013 Interview with Robert Randall, Family First candidate for Hindmarsh. Would you like to introduce yourself to readers? In 1979 I was elected state MP for Henley Beach, by a margin of 110 votes in a traditional Labor area. Prior to that I had volunteered in local council as a councillor (Henley and Grange Council) and this was as a result of my philosophy of not standing outside criticizing but being inside the decision-making body and influencing outcomes. From there in 1982, because it was a marginal seat and the government changed, I lost my seat.  I continued to work in the Liberal Party in […]

PUP face in Hindmarsh: @JackieDettman reports

by Jacqueline Dettman  August 30, 2013 Interview with George Melissourgos, Palmer United Party candidate for Hindmarsh.  I recently interviewed George Melissourgos in the same fashion as previous interviews. The interview was conducted on Thursday August 22 and lasted about one hour.  Would you like to introduce yourself to voters? I’m a thirty three year old man who, until recently, was working in State Government as a Business Analyst / Project Manager. I recently became engaged to the love of my life at the Stamford Grand in Glenelg and I’m looking forward to building a family in the area. Growing up, my parents ran a number of small businesses across the […]

Katter Party face in Hindmarsh: @JackieDettman interview

by Jacqueline Dettman  August 24, 2013 Interview with Kym McKay, Katter’s Australian Party candidate for Hindmarsh As with all candidates to date, I interviewed Kym McKay, Katter’s Australian Party candidate for Hindmarsh, over a coffee in beachside Glenelg. The interview was conducted on the morning of Wednesday, August 21 and lasted about an hour. Would you like to introduce yourself to readers? I was born in Glanville in a mid-wifery in 1957 which was the go in those days. From that I moved around the state with my parents; my father worked for the EW&S. I grew up for a while in Berri in the Riverland and then returned to Adelaide […]

Dumping the carbon tax will ease pressure on older Aussies and small business, says the Liberals’ man in Hindmarsh

by Jacqueline Dettman  August 22, 2013 On Wednesday August 14 I interviewed Matt Williams, the Liberal candidate for Hindmarsh, over a coffee in Glenelg. We were joined by SA Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham, who is standing for re-election. The Senator was mostly busy with his own work while I spoke to the Liberal Party candidate. Would you like to introduce yourself to readers? I’m married with two young children aged seven and five. My wife is very supportive of my candidacy and campaign. I’m involved in my children’s school, West Beach Primary, and am a member of the governing council for the third year. I am also on the finance […]

DLP face in Hindmarsh: @JackieDettman reports

Interview with David McCabe, Democratic Labour Party candidate for Hindmarsh By Jacqueline Dettman 22 August 2013  On a recent Sunday I met with David McCabe, Democratic Labour Party candidate for Hindmarsh at a cafe in Glenelg. After light discussion where we got to know each other a little while waiting for our coffees, we began the interview. Would you like to introduce yourself to readers? I’m David McCabe, married to Christine and we have four grown up children. My eldest daughter is a psychologist living in Melbourne, my two boys are plumbers and my youngest daughter is an office worker. I’ve lived in Hindmarsh all of my life; born and raised […]

Interview with Andrew Payne, Greens candidate for Hindmarsh

By Jacqueline Dettman 9 August 2013  I recently met with Andrew Payne, Greens candidate for Hindmarsh to find out more about him. The interview was conducted over coffee at a restaurant in Glenelg, and lasted about an hour. Would you like to introduce yourself to readers? I grew up in country SA and Alice Springs after moving to Australia from Wales at the age of eight. I moved to the city (Adelaide) in 1969 and went to Teachers’ College. That was a great time to go because the Vietnamese War was on and so people had to consider politics and so most people became political.  After that I taught for thirteen […]

Hindmarsh, South Australia: @JackieDettman reports

  View Larger Map Hindmarsh Seat Profile By Jacqueline Dettman 1 August 2013 The seat of Hindmarsh (not to be confused with the suburb by the same name) has been my home since I moved to Adelaide nine years ago. The area is located to the inner west of the CBD, and is comprised of both coastal and inland suburbs. Hindmarsh was named after Adelaide’s first governor Sir John Hindmarsh, who proclaimed the province of South Australia here in 1836.  Hindmarsh is an original seat, having had its inception in 1903 at the time of the first federal election. Historically a safe Labor seat, Labor lost its strong hold on Hindmarsh […]