The Junction



Melbourne
Electorate: Melbourne
Held by: Ellen Sandell (GREEN, 2014)
Swing +/- to MP 2014: +7.1
Margin: 20.46 * 2PP based on Labor v Coalition but seat held by Greens

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The Greens' Ellen Sandell won the seat from Labor's Jennifer Kanis in the 2014 state election with a slight margin of 2.4 per cent and a swing of 7.1 per cent towards the Greens. Sandell will once again face Kanis at this year's election with transport infrastructure including train and tram congestion, population planning within the city and the cost-of-living among the big issues for inner-city voters.

 


RMIT, Julia Kanapathippillai & William Ton

The area covered by the state electorate of Melbourne was, for many years, considered traditionally working-class and a Labor party heartland. From 1908 it was continuously held by the Labor party until 2014 when the Green’s Ellen Sandell won the seat from Labor’s Jennifer Kanis. Melbourne was one of the inaugural districts contested in the first Victorian election in 1856 but was abolished...

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Darin Schade (Liberal)

RMIT, William Ton

Darin Schade’s preselection announcement was left until the final day before he was revealed as the Liberal’s candidate for Melbourne. A banker and finance professional, Schade has a degree from the University of Tasmania and Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW. He worked for the National Australia Bank (NAB) from 1988 to 2001 where he worked in areas including Business Systems Analysis,...

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Lawrence Pope (Animal Justice Party)

RMIT, William Ton

Lawrence Pope was born in Diamond Valley in 1960 and graduated from La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne. He lives in North Carlton. Pope has been an animal rights advocate for more than 20 years, and in this election is standing as the Animal Justice Party’s candidate for the state seat of Melbourne. He started working in mental health and had his first experiences of looking out...

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Jennifer Kanis (ALP)

RMIT, William Ton

In her inaugural speech to the Victorian parliament, Jennifer Kanis said she believed a good government made a positive difference to people's lives and that “it helps those in need and supports a vibrant economy, creates opportunity and builds people up to reach their full potential.”   Now the former Labor MP for Melbourne is trying to win back the seat she lost in the 2014 election.   Kanis...

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Interview with Jennifer Kanis (ALP for Melbourne)

RMIT, William Ton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9DvsyJDtAI&t=1s  

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Darin Schade (Liberal)
Lawrence Pope (Animal Justice Party)
Jennifer Kanis (ALP)
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