Freedom and Prosperity Party’s @NoDirectAction campaigns from east coast: @GuinevereHall reports #WAvotes






[clear] A handful of the 77 candidates vying to represent Western Australia in the rerun Senate election live in other states. I contacted Bill Koutalianos, president of the Freedom and Prosperity Party and its number one senate candidate, via Twitter and email. At first he said he wasn’t intending to come to Perth in the […]






Roo Poo and Who’s Who in the Senate Zoo






[clear] By Sarah Capper 18 October 2013 It was perhaps the moment in which I found myself googling “Ricky Muir” + “poo” that served as the final straw in realising the need for Senate reform. Not that I needed much convincing – the new Senator-elect from Victoria from the Palmer United Palmer Motoring Enthusiasts Party is just one […]






Greens Indi candidate @JennyJenocon on #Indivotes






By Jenny O’Connor, Greens Candidate for Indi September 1, 2013 This is my tenth year of campaigning for the Greens in Indi – and by far the most interesting. Usually there is no contest: Labor runs a well-meaning but no-chance candidate; I try to increase the Green vote – it’s risen from less than three percent […]






Bob Katter’s bigger ambitions draw criticism in his electorate of Kennedy in Queensland






By Emma Kennedy August 18, 2013 Bob Katter hasn’t been home much in the past few weeks as he campaigns around the country in support  of his more than 60 candidates and doing preference deals with the major parties. His absence is drawing criticism from Kennedy locals but he has kept himself consistently in the […]






Mirabella in front, but McGowan claims support from all camps: @jansant #Indivotes update






By Wayne Jansson, !8 August, 2013 The contest for Indi hit the national media this week with a hint of friction in Liberal-National coalition ranks, as reports emerged of National Party members being involved in independent Cathy McGowan’s push to unseat the Liberals’ Sophie Mirabella. “I’m getting support right across the political spectrum in Indi,” […]






Corangamite campaign tactics: @scott_c_b reports






By Scott Barnes 18 August 2013 A JWS Research automated poll out yesterday shows Corangamite is a likely Labor loss, with the ALP on 46.7% of the two-party vote, a 3.6% swing against it. Grassroots campaigning in Geelong’s struggling outer suburbs is likely to decide the outcome of the seat of Corangamite. Colac Herald  journalist Scott Barnes provides an […]






Save the Planet Party preferences may be crucial in Melbourne and Corangamite, reports @takvera






By John Englart 9 August 2013 A new party is emerging in Victoria at this election…well, nearly. The Save the Planet Party was proposed in March and formed in a matter of a few months this year to proclaim that there is a climate emergency and to advocate for rapid economic and social transition to ensure […]