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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.

Early voters in Cooper alarmed at far right rise

Early voters in Cooper alarmed at far right rise

May 17, 2019

Several voters in the inner-northern Melbourne seat expressed disillusionment with the state of Australian politics and the rise of far-right groups in Australia and internationally.

Comedic Warfare: The Battle for Young Voters

Comedic Warfare: The Battle for Young Voters

May 16, 2019

  Could witty puns, comedic nuances and photoshopped images decide the federal election? Behind...

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.

Battle for Lindsay in Western Sydney

Battle for Lindsay in Western Sydney

May 14, 2019

A little-known battle is underway for the highly marginal Western Sydney seat of Lindsay. With elec...

Inspired by the landscape & large Catholic family, Jones seeks ninth year in parliament

Inspired by the landscape & large Catholic family, Jones seeks ninth year in parliament

May 10, 2019

Stephen Jones is re-contesting his seat of Whitlam in the upcoming election – a seat he sits in wit...

Beamer banks on comeback mantra in Lindsay

Beamer banks on comeback mantra in Lindsay

May 10, 2019

Labor’s candidate for Lindsay in the federal election, Diane Beamer has made a comeback into politics...

The Battle for Bell Street

May 8, 2019

The southern half of the electorate is no longer working class. "They’ve mostly sold up and moved on. Grandpa could never afford $8 for a pot of craft beer," Damous said.

Labor ranks get a boost from cranky Deakin swingers

Labor ranks get a boost from cranky Deakin swingers

May 7, 2019

Liberal MP Michael Sukkar appears to have upset many in his constituency, and they're finding their feet.

Shifting demographics but same direction

Shifting demographics but same direction

May 1, 2019

Shifting demographics and minor parties are challenging Labor's grasp on what used to be one of its safest seats.

Political scientist predicts ALP will hang on in Cooper

Political scientist predicts ALP will hang on in Cooper

May 1, 2019

The "battle for Bell Street" will see Labor and the Greens duke it out in the diverse, inner city seat of Cooper - and political scientist Andrea Carson predicts the ALP will hold on to the seat in the upcoming election.

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