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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.

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

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...

Act on Aged Care before it’s too late, warns Hinch

Act on Aged Care before it’s too late, warns Hinch

May 13, 2019

The ratio of staff to the elderly in aged-care homes is woefully inadequate and Derryn Hinch is fighting for change.

In the avenues of Deakin, a sense of betrayal is galvanising some voters

In the avenues of Deakin, a sense of betrayal is galvanising some voters

May 13, 2019

Businesswoman Leonie Green would likely benefit from Liberal tax promises. But it won’t be enough to win over this self-described “sensible centre’ voter.

Michaela Moran: Sustainable Australia candidate for Higgins

Michaela Moran: Sustainable Australia candidate for Higgins

May 12, 2019

A second-time election candidate, Moran has a lot of sympathy for politicians.

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