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Greens preselect candidates for new Montague and Port Melbourne wards

April 17th, 2024 - Sean Car

The Greens have announced the preselection of further candidates ahead of October’s City of Port Phillip local government elections, including for the new local Montague and Port Melbourne wards.

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Greens preselect first Melbourne and Port Phillip councillor candidates

April 3rd, 2024 - Sean Car

The Greens have preselected current councillor and Carlton resident Dr Olivia Ball as its lead candidate ahead of the City of Melbourne elections in October, with West Melbourne resident Karl Hessian revealed as its second candidate on the ballot.

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Derryn Hinch to run for Lord Mayor, declaring: “Make Melbourne proud again”

March 5th, 2024 - Brendan Rees

Derryn Hinch, the broadcast legend and former senator, has announced he will contend for the position of Lord Mayor of Melbourne later this year.

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Taylor makes history as Labor retains Albert Park 

December 7th, 2022 - David Schout

Labor’s Nina Taylor has become the first woman to serve the Albert Park electorate, after the Southbank resident and former upper house MP claimed victory in the Victorian Election.

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Could this pocket of Southbank decide a knife-edge election seat?

November 9th, 2022 - David Schout

Around 4000 Southbankers will vote in the seat of Prahran for the first time this Victorian Election, and the cohort is likely to have a huge say in who takes the knife-edge seat.

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Council to meet in Southbank

November 9th, 2022 - Southbank News

The City of Melbourne will host its next Future Melbourne Committee (FMC) meeting in Southbank on Tuesday, November 22 at 6pm.

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Meet the candidates

November 9th, 2022 - Southbank News

Locals will be given another chance to meet their candidates running for the seat of Albert Park ahead of the November 26 state election on November 15 and 16 at the Boyd Community Hub. 

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Candidates talk Southbank

November 9th, 2022 - Sean Car

E-scooters, low-traffic neighbourhoods, the Arts Precinct transformation, trucks on City Rd, and a “master plan for Southbank” were just some of the issues discussed by candidates for the Victorian seat of Albert Park at a forum in Southbank on November 6.

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Meet the Candidates

October 5th, 2022 - Southbank News

Southbankers can meet their local candidates vying for the seat of Albert Park ahead of the November 26 Victorian Election at a local “Meet the Candidates” event on November 6.

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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.

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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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At look at elections in the Gateway Ward

October 6th, 2020 - Southbank News

While most of our readers are impacted by the City of Melbourne’s council elections, those who live and work in the Montague Precinct and its surrounds, will be paying closer attention to the elections in the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) on October 24.

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“An election like no other”

September 9th, 2020 - Sean Car

While candidate nominations are officially due to open on September 17, much still remains unknown about the makeup of the October 24 City of Melbourne council elections.

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Election jigsaw puzzle falling into place

July 9th, 2020 - Sean Car

A debate among City of Melbourne councillors over the state government’s proposed safe injecting room near Queen Victoria Market (QVM) on June 23 has potentially helped to answer a lot of questions about October’s local government elections.

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2020 council elections – who is coming and who is going?

November 7th, 2019 - Southbank News

With the 2020 City of Melbourne elections now due in less than a year, it’s a reasonable question to ask: which of the current 11 councillors are running again?

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Meet your local candidates

October 10th, 2018 - Sean Car

The Southbank and Montague Meet the Candidates event will be held at the Boyd Community Hub on Tuesday, October 30.

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Ashmor wins preselection

September 4th, 2018 - Southbank News

Local lawyer, entrepreneur, community volunteer and mum Kate Ashmor has been preselected as the Liberal Party’s candidate for the Federal seat of Macnamara.

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Ashmor wins preselection

Ashmor wins preselection

September 4th, 2018 - Southbank News
Lord mayoral election is a lottery

Lord mayoral election is a lottery

April 11th, 2018 - Shane Scanlan
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