Tag Archives: Election

All aboard for the ACT election

By Tom Storey The promise of a $939 million light rail system was the controversial centrepiece for the recent 2016 ACT Election. With ACT Labor holding power in Canberra for the past 15 years, the decision of the Legislative Assembly to implement a costly public transport network divided the community, especially on North-South lines. The […]

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Kimbo: the man, the myth, the cyclist

By Elliot Williams It is currently impossible to drive around Canberra without being assaulted by political signage. With the election coming up this Saturday, 15 October, it’s hardly surprising.   Variations of ‘No Tram’ have been popular. The Liberals, who love a three-word slogan with the best of them, gave us the clichéd ‘For All […]

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Book Review: Donald Trump’s Crippled America

In 2015 when Donald Trump released Crippled America, a 169 page book outlining his political vision and campaign agenda to ‘make America great again’, I felt no great inclination to rush out and buy a copy. The mere idea of Trump maintaining a position of political importance for an amount of time greater than a […]

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Going It Alone: Blind and Low Vision Australians Take to the Polls Anonymously for the First Time Ever

Justin Simpson with his Guide Dog, Yarrin after voting from home in the 2013 Federal Election.

THE FIRST time Justin Simpson was eligible to vote in a federal election was during the winter of 1987. Moving to Canberra from Newcastle to major in political science at university, Justin recalls the excitement and passion he felt for the political climate of the time. “It was a pretty dynamic and exciting time in […]

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Blind and Low Vision Australians Afforded an Independent Vote in Federal Election

Use of AEC Telephone Voting Service During the 2013 Federal Election

BLIND and low vision Australians, for the first time in an Australian Federal Election, were allowed the option to cast their vote anonymously and independently, using a telephone voting system, developed by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). The telephone-based voting system, which enables vision-impaired Australians to cast votes from any location, was available in all […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Q&A with PhD Student Stirling Sharpe

Meet Stirling Sharpe, a third-year PhD student at the University of Canberra. After completing his Bachelor of Sports Management in […]

Q&A with Field Hockey Umpire Nathan Cornish

In sport, we often consider the pressure that players and coaches are under. But rarely do we contemplate the pressure […]

Q&A with Betty Kitchener AM

Betty Kitchener was one of the original founders of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) organisation that teaches community leaders […]

The Autumn Forage Festival 2018

If you love helping local businesses, and great-tasting food is your cup of tea, then you would have been sure […]

Q&A with Co-Creator of StickIt Body Glue

Wardrobe malfunctions… whether it’s a colleague telling you your shirt’s inside out, falling victim to a lazy zipper, or accidentally […]

Isle of Dogs – Movie Review

Stop motion films are something that everyone can enjoy, and the team at Indian Paintbrush and American Empirical Pictures have […]