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Hayley McPhail
Swinburne University
On the march to create jobs

On the march to create jobs

May 31, 2016 Small business people say they will vote for the candidate who helps them to stay competitive and create employment. Many people have to travel outside the Dunkley electorate to find work.
Dunkley
Laundon Peacock
Curtin University
Food bowl debates backpacker tax

Food bowl debates backpacker tax

May 31, 2016 The delay in the implementation of the Federal Government's 'Backpacker Tax' has had a mixed response in the areas that rely on backpacker labour.
O'Connor
Nick Amies
University of Canberra
Writing their way: politicians writing books

Writing their way: politicians writing books

May 31, 2016 Politicians are increasingly taking up the pen, with Angus Taylor the most recent pollie to do so.
Hume
Chester Ward
University of Canberra
Braidwood angered by glacial NBN

Braidwood angered by glacial NBN

May 31, 2016 Delays in the roll-out of the National Broadband Network are frustrating residents of Braidwood, NSW.
Eden-Monaro
Amanda Smith
University of Canberra
Same sex marriage: another mission at the British High Commission

Same sex marriage: another mission at the British High Commission

May 31, 2016 A decision to allow same sex couples to marry in British consulates in Australia has cleared a path for couples hoping to overcome Australia's marriage laws.
Canberra
Amanda Kirkovski
Swinburne University
Labor loses votes by reaching for the sky

Labor loses votes by reaching for the sky

May 31, 2016 The Victorian Labor Government's plan to build a sky rail and remove level crossings is so unpopular in the Dunkley electorate that it could cost Federal Labor votes in the election.
Dunkley
Marisa Quinn-Haisu
Edith Cowan University
Stranger danger boosts obesity in Bunbury

Stranger danger boosts obesity in Bunbury

May 30, 2016 A culture of fear and lack of public transport in regional centres, like Bunbury in the electorate of Forrest, are contributing to childhood obesity.
Forrest
Steven Blacker, Dylan Piscioneri
Swinburne University
No chance for first home buyers in Kooyong

No chance for first home buyers in Kooyong

May 30, 2016 Rising house prices and negative gearing policies make housing a hot topic in Kooyong.
Kooyong
Alex McGilvray
Swinburne University
Beachside electorate calls for urgent action on climate change

Beachside electorate calls for urgent action on climate change

May 30, 2016 Conservative beachside electorate has growing concerns about the effects of climate change, says a local activist.
Goldstein
Thomas Van Essen
Swinburne University
Community leader fears ghettoization of Hampton East

Community leader fears ghettoization of Hampton East

May 30, 2016 A Hampton East community group is concerned about overcrowded public housing in an area with high crime rates and drug abuse.
Goldstein
Elizabeth Kirby
Swinburne University
From rust bucket to cutting edge

From rust bucket to cutting edge

May 30, 2016 A.W Bell, a third generation Dandenong engineering company, has emerged from the wreckage of the local car industry as a provider of sophisticated products for 21st century technologies
Isaacs
Michael Wright
Western Sydney University
Education funding key in Greenway contest

Education funding key in Greenway contest

May 30, 2016 Education funding looks to be one of the key issues in Labor MP Michelle Rowland's bid to hold her seat on July 2.
Greenway