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The reign continues in Deakin

The reign continues in Deakin

May 22, 2019

The Liberal Party will continue to reign in the Victorian seat of Deakin after Michael Sukkar was elected for the third time on Saturday.

2019 Election and First Time Voters

May 21, 2019

Why are young people so disengaged with politics? And how do you engage a demographic group that’s...

Outside an electoral booth in Bathurst, in the Calare electorate.

Whispers over preferences will soon be shouts of joy, but only for one…

May 18, 2019

Adam Watt said he was “really disillusioned with politics at the moment as they seem to be putting their major focus on coastal and metropolitan areas and are putting us regional areas on the back-burner”.

Labor candidate Diane Beamer campaigns in Penrith

Beamer promises $10m shelter in Penrith

May 17, 2019

  Labor’s  Diane Beamer promised a $10million shelter at Kingswood TAFE to curb homelessness...

Sydneysiders protest offshore detention

Sydneysiders protest offshore detention

May 17, 2019

  In the lead to the federal election the people of Sydney came out on the streets advocat...

Minor candidate's Wilde social media posts

Minor candidate’s Wilde social media posts

May 17, 2019

A candidate whose supporters’ preferences could decide one of the country’s closest seats describes himself as an “organiser” for a rival party.

Frontrunner... Andrew Gee, Nationals representative for the Central West NSW seat of Calare.

Safe seat not so sure with the rise of the Shooters

May 17, 2019

The Nationals have been solid in Calare, but the seat is more unpredictable with the entry of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party.

Stephanie Luke is the Greens candidate for the Central West NSW seat of Calare.

Activist who seeks to protect the rivers

May 16, 2019

Emphasis on environmental sustainability, climate change and social justice.

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.

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

Dunkley's shifting boundaries and turning tides

Dunkley’s shifting boundaries and turning tides

May 15, 2019

Dunkley is one of Australia’s most marginal electorates. It's held by a Liberal but, since the 2018 redistribution, it's a plum ripe for Labor’s picking.

MP Michael Sukkar with wife Anna and their first child, Leo. PHOTO: From Michael Sukkar’s website.

Can Sukkar survive the usurping of Turnbull?

May 15, 2019

If Michael Sukkar loses in Deakin, voter dismay over his support for removing Malcolm Turnbull will be a likely factor.

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Federal 2019 Electorates