Corangamite’s @DCheesemanMP on the brink: @PrimMich interview

By Michelle Primmer August 27, 2013 On Thursday August 22 Kevin Rudd came to town for a very early morning pre-breakfast meeting cum rally with Geelong MPs Richard Marles (Corio) and Darren Cheeseman (Corangamite). He spent a large chunk of the day campaigning with Darren around his electorate. Later that afternoon Darren headed out to the South Barwon Civic Centre in Belmont for a 5.30pm debate with his Liberal counterpart Sarah Henderson organized by the local newspaper, the Geelong Advertiser. You can read the Addy’s report on that here and also my live tweets from the debate here. I had contacted Darren’s media advisor requesting an interview with him after […]

Labor’s Robyn Walsh believes voters in Indi will be ignored until Mirabella’s seat turns marginal

By Wayne Jansson 6 August 2013 Wayne Jansson interviews Robyn Walsh – farmer, businesswoman and ALP candidate for Sophie Mirabella’s seat of Indi.  Q- What were you doing before becoming involved in politics? A- I’m a farmer. I’ve been living at Yarck for 15 years and I run a beef business. We’ve got 60 Angus breeders and have a bed and breakfast cottage as well, and a berry patch. Prior to that I was a teacher. I taught adult migrants English as a second language. Q- Why are you running in the seat of Indi, and what do you think is the most important issue facing its residents? A- I’m running because […]

Three Gillard years zipped by a selfie

  By Sarah Capper 19 Juy 2013 In the three short weeks since Kevin Rudd wrested the ALP leadership and title of Prime Minister from Julia Gillard, we’ve all been catapulted (some kicking and screaming) into a parallel universe. That of Kevin’s. National Party Senator Barnaby Joyce recently speculated what it was like to get inside Kevin’s head, suggesting to Sky News it could be “a scary place to go”. What we do know is that there’s a three year period between 2010 and 2013 that Kevin Rudd, like Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s take on the South Australian town of Whyalla following the introduction of the price on carbon, has […]