Election campaign? Tangney election wrap by @GuinevereHall






  By Guinevere Hall 2 September, 2013 I recently discussed the election with my 19 year old hair dresser after I remarked that she would be voting for the first time. She only enrolled when sent a notice saying she was going to be fined. Her colleague called out, “It’s only  $20”, to which she […]






MIA Labor candidate Luke Willis finally speaks up, but no funds and no chance in Tangney






By Guinevere Hall August 18, 2013 I was ready to write my missing-in-action piece when the elusive Labor candidate for Tangney in Western Australia Luke Willis finally made contact. There had been numerous emails and weeks of silence but then he agreed to meet for an interview. We met at a local café in Riverton […]






Tangney seniors say no to boats, wary of NBN, not convinced about Abbott’s appeal






By Guinevere Hall August 16, 2013 On Wednesday morning I joined more than 40 constituents for a morning tea hosted by Dennis Jensen, the sitting Liberal member for Tangney. Over cups of tea and coffee and scones and muffins, the  group  of mostly senior citizens and supporters listened to Dr Jensen speak and questioned him […]






Australian Christians hope to gain clout by overtaking Greens as third force in Tangney






by Guinevere Hall August 10, 2013 I emailed John Wieske, candidate for the Australian Christians party in Tangney, some weeks ago to arrange an interview. The reply came from the media relations manager of the Australian Christians asking for written questions. I have not been able to meet or speak with John, so I can […]






Jensen skips climate forum, but takes questions from our reporter at tea






Guinevere Hall August 8, 2013 On Monday night I attended a Climate Round Table forum to be chaired by Professor Fiona Stanley with three panellists, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Labor candidate for Perth Alannah MacTiernan, and Liberal Dennis Jensen, my local member in the seat of Tangney. Dr Jensen is a well-known climate sceptic and […]






PUP’s Tangney candidate Wayne Driver: @GuinevereHall interview






By Guinevere Hall 7 August 2013 I met with the genial Wayne Driver on a wet and windy day at a cafe in Canning Vale. He was excited to be interviewed; as a minor party candidate in a safe seat he doesn’t get attention from mainstream media. He came across as a genuine, down-to earth […]






Dennis Jensen explains how carbon abatement will send us broke and why he’d resist a consensus on gay marriage






By Guinevere Hall 29 July2013 I must confess to some apprehension about interviewing Dennis Jensen. Having done some research on him and followed his Twitter account, I was a little concerned he would be as aggressive in person as he seems online. Dr Jensen is a big user of social media, openly dismissive of those […]






The Greens face in Tangney: @GuinevereHall interview






By Guinevere Hall 25 July 2013 I spoke by phone with Peter Best, the Greens candidate for Tangney, and he was very generous with his time and his thoughts. Peter was also the candidate in the 2010 election and achieved 13.49% of the votes, a swing of 5.2% mainly away from the Labor candidate. Peter has […]






No Fibs Tangney reporter @GuinevereHall tees up candidates interviews






By Guinevere Hall 24 July 2013 Scene-setter: Welcome to Tangney Country I have spent the last couple of weeks trying to contact candidates for the Federal seat of Tangney. I spent a lot of time googling or calling state offices to find out who these people even were. Of course I didn’t bother with the local member, […]






Welcome to Tangney country: @GuinevereHall reports from WA






View Larger Map Seat Profile By Guinevere Hall 19 July 2013 The federal seat of Tangney was named after Dame Dorothy Tangney, the first woman elected to the Australian Senate. She was a Labor member of parliament committed to an agenda of social reform, which included extending federal powers over social services and instituting Commonwealth assistance […]