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James Willis, Justine Vemer
Swinburne University
House prices putting pressure on Holt

House prices putting pressure on Holt

Jun 07, 2016 Housing affordability is becoming a major election issue in Holt as property buyers are being priced out of the market.
Holt
By Ankhzaya Altangerel, Zhenzhen Lin, Yichun Liu and Lucy Majstorovic
Monash University
Constitution stops Boothman's candidacy

Constitution stops Boothman's candidacy

Jun 06, 2016 Section 44 of the Constitution disqualifies public servants from holding a seat in the House of Representatives or Senate. To run for a seat they have to take leave or resign from their job.
Gippsland
Rachel Ward
University of South Australia
Kingston residents set to suffer in Medicare freeze

Kingston residents set to suffer in Medicare freeze

Jun 06, 2016 Kingston residents will be feeling the pinch as the Government’s Medicare rebate freeze will see patients paying more out-of-pocket as GPs’ incomes drop.
Kingston
Vincent Dwyer
Swinburne University
Negative gearing not negative say analysts

Negative gearing not negative say analysts

Jun 05, 2016 Labor’s plans to “tinker” with negative gearing are a useless experiment which will unfairly affect property investors, says the head of one of Australia’s leading property market analyst groups.
Jacinta Payne, Ashleigh Melanko
Edith Cowan University
Fracking: the what, the why, and the why now?

Fracking: the what, the why, and the why now?

Jun 03, 2016 Fracking is a controversial issue, but what makes it controversial? And how does it impact Western Australia and Durack?
Durack
Blair Jackson
Edith Cowan University
Dining boom in the Top End

Dining boom in the Top End

Jun 03, 2016 Barnaby Joyce hosed down excitement about the dining boom in 2014, but a growing Asian appetite for gourmet produce may revive it.
Durack and 2 more...
Oliver Jacques
University of Technology Sydney
Colourful three-way contest in seat of Sydney

Colourful three-way contest in seat of Sydney

Jun 03, 2016 Colourful three-way contest in seat of Sydney where Greens Sylvie Ellsmore and the Liberals' Geoffrey Winters take on Labor's popular incumbent Tanya Plibersek.
Sydney
Amber Ziye Wang
Melbourne University
Wills Labor lose to the Greens?

Wills Labor lose to the Greens?

Jun 02, 2016 Wills is one of Australia’s most multicultural seats and has been a Labor stronghold since 1996, but it's now considered 'in play'.
Wills
Justin Currie-Smith
Swinburne University
Experience the key to job search

Experience the key to job search

Jun 02, 2016 With unemployment in Forde high, a young unemployed man welcomes the Coalition’s new youth jobs plan, but a youth worker says it’s just a quick fix
Forde
Katherine Powell
Swinburne University
Forde should feel the love for same sex movement

Forde should feel the love for same sex movement

Jun 02, 2016 Forde same sex marriage supporters say MP Bert van Manen’s opposition does not represent the views of his electorate and it is time for change.
Forde
Jack Baker
Edith Cowan University
Deep divides over Territory water

Deep divides over Territory water

Jun 01, 2016 While the winner of the federal seat of Lingiari will hold little sway in the water licensing policies managed by the NT Government, the issue is as contentious as any.
Lingiari
Ruby O'Brien
Swinburne University
Elderly seek help to thrive in retirement

Elderly seek help to thrive in retirement

Jun 01, 2016 Older people can quickly become isolated when they finish work or lose a partner. More federal funding to support programs that help seniors is needed.
Dunkley