Here are the 2016 mayoral candidates

    With the local government election just a few days away, Brisbanites will soon be going to the booths to vote for their ward councilors and, just as importantly, mayoral candidates. There is a total of seven candidates running for … [Read more...]

Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Karel Boele

BENNET NICHOL Karel Boele is the sole candidate for the People Decide ‘group’ (unregistered political party) in the 2016 mayoral Brisbane City Council election. Founder of the People Decide group, Boele has centred his campaign on the foundation of … [Read more...]

Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Jarrod Wirth

SIMON HJORTKJAER Born-and-raised Brisbanite Jarrod Wirth runs for Lord Mayor in 2016 as an independent. Wirth grew up in Sunnybank Hills and later graduated from the Queensland University of Technology as a podiatrist. For several years he worked … [Read more...]

Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Jim Eldridge

BENNET NICHOL Jim Eldridge is one of two independent candidates running for the 2016 mayoral Brisbane City Council election this Saturday. Eldridge has academic qualifications including a Masters of Administrative Policy, stemming into a personal … [Read more...]

Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Rod Harding

SIMON HJORTKJAER Polls show, the man with the best chance of putting Graham Quirk out of the mayor’s office is Labor’s Rod Harding. A lawyer with no formal political experience, Harding stands against Graham Quirk, who was first elected to the City … [Read more...]

Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Graham Quirk

KASPER KAASGAARD Graham Quirk is the current Lord Mayor of Brisbane, sitting since 2011. He represents the LNP and has been in politics for more than 30 years. In his campaign Graham Quirk has four main areas of focus. He wants to ease traffic … [Read more...]

Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Ben Pennings

TESSA FOX Greens Brisbane mayor candidate, Ben Pennings will focus on transport and reducing congestion, arguably the most important issues for voters. Understanding Brisbane has the most expensive public transport in Australia, if elected, … [Read more...]

Brisbane Mayoral Candidate: Jeffrey Hodges

  KASPER KAASGAARD Jeffrey Hodges is running for Lord Mayor of Brisbane for the Consumer Rights and No Tolls Party. He founded the party himself two and a half years ago. Hodges believes the private sector and big corporations have too … [Read more...]

First-time voter’s guide

SIMON HJORTKAER If you are an Australian citizen, over 18 years old and live in Queensland, it's compulsory for you to be enrolled to vote in the local election on Saturday, 19 March. Failure to vote may result in a fine. Luckily, The Source … [Read more...]

Election time: Who’s on the ballot?

KASPER KAASGAARD With the local elections in Queensland less than two weeks away and campaigning is in full swing, we checked in with four citizens in the Brisbane area to see if the pubic is listening. They will be choosing from seven candidates … [Read more...]