Elections

Signs of the times

The State Government’s proposal to ban corflute electoral signs in most public areas is likely to resonate with many voters.For decades thousands of the plastic…

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Seeing the signs

The Mt Barker Council’s decision to impose a limit on the number of corflute signs future local government election candidates can display is hardly surprising….


Election surprise

The resounding win of Scott Morrison’s team in Saturday’s Federal election came as a surprise to many astute political observers … and politicians as well….


Election day

With little change in the Mayo polls since last year’s by-election, Saturday’s election is likely to result in a comfortable win for sitting member Rebekha…


Facebook fools

An embarrassing number of candidates preparing for this month’s Federal election have been sensationally dropped by their parties after their online histories displayed an ugly…


Early voting trend finds support

People across Australia are expected to take advantage of pre-poll voting opportunities which opened this week. Hills folk will be no different and a steady…


Fight for funds

With another Federal election looming, the Mt Barker Council has seen an opportunity to push for community gain and seized it with both hands. The…


Parties to pay

News that former Premier Jay Weatherill and his deputy John Rau will quit Parliament and force by-elections in both their metropolitan seats brings to an…


Voter backlash

Saturday’s remarkable by-election result in the Sydney seat of Wentworth, which saw the heartland of Liberal territory fall to an independent after an almost 20%…


Liberal rebuild

It is essential that all political parties engage in self analysis from time to time – to ascertain who they represent, what they stand for,…