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Election day: view from Cooper

May 18, 2019

In Cooper it's been a fight to secure the interests of as many progressive voters as possible, as Natasha Pietrobuono reports for Election 2019.

Election day: view from La Trobe

May 18, 2019

In order for Labor to take La Trobe, it would need a swing of four percentage points in the classic swing seat.Matthew Ellis reports from La Trobe for Election 2019.

Bird’s fifth-generation dedication to the Illawarra tipped to continue in Cunningham

May 16, 2019

It's one of the safest Labor seats in the country, with candidate and long-time incumbent Sharon Bird again bringing history and connection to her Wollongong campaign.

Climate change warming the political waters of Gilmore

May 16, 2019

It's climate change, not the economy, that is playing on younger voters' minds in Gilmore, according to the majority of candidates competing for the marginal NSW seat.


Berejiklian answers Mundine call in Gilmore

May 16, 2019

The election countdown clock is ticking and it has brought out the big guns in the marginal seat of Gilmore.

Gilmore candidates fire-up in heated ABC forum in dying days of campaign

May 14, 2019

There were no holds barred at a candidates forum in Gilmore overnight, with plenty of fire from the floor and at the table.

La Trobe residents say local fire warning system is working

May 13, 2019

Local residents have refuted concerns raised at a CFA organised community meeting in Warburton, over the loss of landline telephones and poor mobile coverage.

Swinburne’s Maddie Wrench in conversation with the Labor candidate for Higgins

May 6, 2019

Maddie Wrench asks Labor's Fiona McLeod about her campaign and why having more women in politics is so important

Voters keen to have early say in Gilmore

May 6, 2019

The rush is on to vote early in the marginal seat of Gilmore.

It’s all in the name: behind Cooper’s name change

April 19, 2019

The northern suburbs electorate formerly known as Batman will be known as Cooper starting with the 2019 Federal Election.

University of Wollongong goes Commando for Motor Neurone Disease

April 16, 2019

Grass and mud-stained knees jogged, sprinted and crawled their way across the University of Wollongong to raise funds for motor neurone disease.

Being Brooklyn: a gender-neutral life

Being Brooklyn: a gender-neutral life

April 14, 2019

Growing up, Brooklyn Gibbs was a dancer who wore dresses and make-up, and had long, curly hair. But something...

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