The Junction



Tarneit
Electorate: Tarneit
Held by: Telmo Languiller
Swing +/- to MP 2014: +3.5% to ALP
Margin: 14.58

Key Comments: 

Tarneit is an outer south-western electorate on the edge of Melbourne’s urban fringe.  It’s a safe Labor seat with a high proportion of migrants and young families. The electorate has been in the media spotlight in recent times over allegations concerning youth crime. The seat is currently held by Telmo Languiller who had been speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly until he resigned last year over controversial expense claims. He will not contest the election.

 


Swinburne University, Madeline Bourn

If you have been away a while, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t recognise Tarneit. Twenty years ago much of the land that now sits underneath houses was nothing but dust and dirt.

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Libs: Glenn Goodfellow

Swinburne University, Madeline Bourn

Glenn Goodfellow is getting ready for an uphill battle in Tarneit.

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Labor: Sarah Connolly

Swinburne University, Madeline Bourn

Labor’s Sarah Connolly knows if she wins it’ll be a big job because of Tarneit’s challenges.

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Independent: Arnav Sati

Swinburne University, Julius Dennis

Arnav Sati is a self confessed "Westy"and very proud of it.

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Greens: Beck Sheffield-Brotherton

Swinburne University, Oscar Perri

Greens candidate for disgraced MP Telmo Languiller’s seat to present a “credible alternative”, but knows she’ll lose.

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Migrants want a chance to contribute

Swinburne University, Oscar Perri

Migrants in Wyndham believe that creating work is the key to solving the issues facing their community.

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Tarneit Church Loses Faith

Swinburne University, Oscar Perri

Rogers says the biggest problem facing Tarneit is the lack of good local employment.

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In Tarneit it’s all about education, says Labor

Swinburne University, Julius Dennis

29.2 per cent of Tarneit’s population is 14 years old or younger.

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