Helen Haines has lived and worked as a nurse, midwife, health administrator and rural health researcher in north-east Victoria for over 32 years.
Steve Martin, the Liberal Party candidate for Indi, is a local and a widely respected member of the community.
At the May 18 federal election, voters in every electorate of Australia’s House of Representatives will have a choice of multiple candidates. Preferential voting means that we rank candidates in the order that we prefer them.
The order of candidates on the ballot paper for Indi was decided at a draw held by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).
All eyes are on Indi for the 2016 election as Jessiie Rees-Dielenberg and Mikaela Turner report for Swinburne University and The Junction.
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.
It is a measure of how far today’s Liberal Party has drifted away from the values and ideals of its founder, Menzies, that last Saturday its federal council should have resoundingly adopted a motion that the ABC should be privatised.