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Vandalism claims as Higgins goes to the polls

Vandalism claims as Higgins goes to the polls

May 18, 2019

In an otherwise respectful day of campaigning in the south-east Melbourne seat of Higgins, there were reports of vandalism at a Glen Iris booth where Greens and Labor signs were removed.

Apathy and long queues: as early voting opens in Deakin, the locals are frustrated

Apathy and long queues: as early voting opens in Deakin, the locals are frustrated

May 17, 2019

Voters in Deakin are feeling apathetic as they flock to pre-poll booths. Mengfan Lu reports.

Democracy in Colour asks voters to pledge against racism

May 17, 2019

Volunteers are making calls and knocking on doors urging voters to "vote stronger than fear." Dilpreet...

Catch our election night TV coverage here

Catch our election night TV coverage here

May 17, 2019

From 6pm (EST) on Saturday May 18 we covered the election aftermath live for three hours. Our broadcast...

From his St Kilda office, Derryn Hinch contemplates the prospect of another six years in the Senate

From his St Kilda office, Derryn Hinch contemplates the prospect of another six years in the Senate

May 17, 2019

Derryn Hinch reflects on his career and life thus far as he ponders what he might do with another six years in office. Grace Aicken reports.

The different faces and missions of Peta Murphy

The different faces and missions of Peta Murphy

May 17, 2019

The Labor candidate for Dunkley is an agent for change to her party, in the government and improve the lives of those living in her electorate. Stephanie Zhang and James Astley report.

Almost all aboard to spur on Frankston, but Andrews in the waiting room

Almost all aboard to spur on Frankston, but Andrews in the waiting room

May 17, 2019

The Morrison Government’s “congestion busting” plan to extend Melbourne’s electrified rail network from Frankston to Baxter may never run its course.

Getting warmist: climate changes as parties jostle for the right edge

Getting warmist: climate changes as parties jostle for the right edge

May 16, 2019

The results of this election will prove to be a gauge on climate change denialists and those advocating a cut in immigration.

Higgins – an electorate in the media spotlight

Higgins – an electorate in the media spotlight

May 16, 2019

When Australians prepare to vote, some electorates draw the media. In this election it was Higgins. Julius Dennis reports

Animal Justice Party aims to give voice to the voiceless

May 15, 2019

For Vinita Costantino, this year's federal election is all about the animals. She's running as a candidate...

Do you know how your votes are counted?

May 15, 2019

Australia is one of the few Western democracies that uses preferential voting, and yet many citizens...

The election could see the first post-inflation increase to Newstart in 25 years. So who has promised what?

The election could see the first post-inflation increase to Newstart in 25 years. So who has promised what?

May 14, 2019

Could you survive on $44 a day? Over half a million unemployed Australians on Newstart somehow do. The...

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