Politics » Elections


Burns win delivers Labor majority amid big Green swing in Southbank

June 8th, 2022 - David Schout

Labor’s Josh Burns has retained the seat of Macnamara after a tense wait following the May 21 federal election, to deliver a majority to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s new government.


Steph Hodgins May hoping to go third time lucky for the Greens in Macnamara; pledges funding for “sky park” in Southbank

May 11th, 2022 - Sean Car

The Greens candidate for Macnamara is no stranger to this electorate, having come close to claiming a second lower house seat for her party at the past two elections. Sensing a greater “resistance against both the major parties” among voters than ever before, she’s optimistic about a change of fortune come the May 21 election as she pushes hard on climate action, a federal integrity commission and, locally, Southbank’s illusive sky park over CityLink.

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Burns searching for second stint, but this time in government

April 7th, 2022 - David Schout

Ahead of the upcoming federal election, Labor’s Macnamara incumbent Josh Burns spoke with Southbank News about the impact of COVID-19 on Southbank, the importance of funding for the arts, and transport options to Fishermans Bend.

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Meet the Candidates events in Southbank

April 7th, 2022 - Sean Car

Southbankers will have the option of meeting their federal candidates for the seat of Macnamara at two different events in Southbank ahead of the next Federal Election.

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“Worst electoral system in the country?” Warnings sent to agents after 2020 election probe

March 9th, 2022 - David Schout

A City of Melbourne councillor has conceded that it “might just take the prize for the worst electoral system in the country” after 20 real estate agents were warned following an investigation into the 2020 election.

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