The Australian Electoral Commission has commenced publishing the list of candidates for the 18 May federal election. This is the ballot order for the north-east Victorian seat of Indi.
It’s the first federal election where those born during 2000 “Millennials” can enrol to vote. Over 400,000 18-19-year-olds have enrolled to vote.
In north-east Victoria’s Federal electorate of Indi the ‘Orange Army’ that helped unseat Liberal Sophie Mirabella in 2013 hopes to keep to seat in independent hands. Guardian Australia’s Lisa Martin reports.
Steve Martin, the Liberal Party candidate for Indi, is a local and a widely respected member of the community.
All eyes are on Indi for the 2016 election as Jessiie Rees-Dielenberg and Mikaela Turner report for Swinburne University and The Junction.
Helen Haines has lived and worked as a nurse, midwife, health administrator and rural health researcher in north-east Victoria for over 32 years.
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison this morning visited Government House and asked Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove to dissolve the 45th Parliament for an 18 May election.
Last week Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan visited Kinglake, Strath Creek, Flowerdale and Violet Town to speak with the community and meet author Melanie Harris-Brady about her book, Ten Years On, a personal account of the Black Saturday bushfires and the decade that followed.
Independent Cathy McGowan and the Centre Alliance’s Rebekha Sharkie share more in common than just sitting on the crossbench. The members for Indi and Mayo respectively have dug in to retain their seats, and they believe there is “a mood” in the community for alternative candidates.
Barnaby Joyce has confirmed he could cross the floor on the federal legislation associated with the National Energy Guarantee. “Of course I could,” he says in an interview with The Conversation.