The Junction

Albert Park

 

 

Held by: Martin Foley (Labor) since 2007

Swing +/- to MP 2014: 2.1%

Margin: 2%

Key Comments: Albert Park is considered a marginal seat, but has been held by Labor for the last 68 years. Labor depends on the Greens for support. One of the big issues is the Fishermans Bend development, which will lead to a spike in population and create design challenges for the party in power.

Albert Park: Inner-city affluence and diversity

University of Melbourne, Lucy Williams

The Albert Park electorate includes the suburbs of Albert Park, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, St Kilda West, Southbank, South Melbourne and South Wharf, that lie south of the Yarra river. This covers affluent suburbs Middle Park and St Kilda West alongside apartment dense, high-rise suburbs Southbank and South Wharf.

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Albert Park – Sustainable Australia Party: Steven Armstrong

University of Melbourne, Andrew Donegan, Liam Petterson, Yavuz Yilmazoglu and Lucy Williams

Serial candidate, Steven Armstrong wants to get population growth under control.

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Albert Park – Reason Party: Jarryd Bartle

University of Melbourne, Andrew Donegan

Reason Party candidate Jarryd Barbell says he wants “to make the case for evidence based policy”.

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Albert Park – Animal Justice Party: Tamasin Ramsay

University of Melbourne, Liam Petterson

Dr Tamasin Ramsay has been an actor on Neighbours, a paramedic, and has earned a PhD in medical anthropology – so why does she want to enter politics?

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Albert Park – Greens: Ogy Simic

University of Melbourne, Elise Labuschagne

Ogy Simic said he “won the lottery” when he was granted a humanitarian visa to Australia as a refugee at the age of 11, an experience which would shape his involvement in politics.

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Albert Park – Labor: Martin Foley

University of Melbourne, Yavuz Yilmazoglu

Martin Foley has represented Albert Part for almost a decade. He names education, the development of Fishermans Bend and public transport as the big issues.

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Albert Park – Liberals: Andrew Bond

University of Melbourne, Andrew Donegan

Liberal candidate and local councillor Andrew Bond wants to tackle law and order, particularly the state's bail laws.

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Albert Park: Finding Fishermans Bend

University of Melbourne, Yavuz Yilmazoglu

The Andrews Labor Government recently released new plans for its massive Fishermans Bend project, introducing height limits and social housing requirements for developers. Yavuz Yilmazoglu walks into the precinct to see what it means for the neighbourhood.

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