Walking the Independent path with Janet Mays: @burgewords reports






The first political piece I ever wrote was also the first scoop I ever got. I was a resident of the Blue Mountains for thirty years, give or take my years at university and a six-year stint in the United Kingdom. By the time Blue Mountains City Councillor Janet Mays stood for the NSW State […]






Public transport versus east-west link tollroad issue in Melbourne electorates reports @takvera






By John Englart 30 August 2013 The Victorian Government is proceeding with the East-West link tunnel tollroad which would connect up the Eastern Freeway and Alexandra Parade to Citylink severely impacting Royal Park and Moonee Ponds Creek. It is an $8 billion project with high impacts on the seat of Melbourne, but also traffic and […]






Briskey’s back in Bowman: ex state MP riled by Qld sackings says locals are for turning






By Michael Burge August 2, 2013 Not long after I moved into the southeast Queensland electorate of Bowman in late 2012, I spotted a man sitting in a plastic chair on Redland Bay Road, next to a rather fetching retro caravan emblazoned with bright red lettering. The local media confirmed the fellow’s identity as the […]






#QldPol and the birth of Newmanism






By David Marler  @Qldaah No Fibs Queensland Reporter 31 July 2013 Out of all the Australian states and territories, it is Queensland’s Newman Government that is the most indicative of what an Abbott led Australia might look like. Welcome to hashtag #Qldpol. May 17, 2012: New Premier of Queensland Campbell Newman rises and delivers his maiden […]