Between the Headlines Ep. 1

Today, Between the Headlines talk to Dr. Paul Williams and Guy Healy about this week's political stories and major issues in the upcoming federal election. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imaKHE_kDq4   … [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...]

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...]

Republican-controlled US senate and the benefits for international trade

JACK LAWRIE The Republican victory in the US Senate may have unexpected benefits for future trade between the US and East Asia and Australia. … [Read more...]

Buchholz: new government to raise ceiling on debt to deliver election promises

GUY CREIGHTON The new LNP Government will ‘regretfully’ have to increase the current Federal debt of $300 billion to allow it to fulfil some of its pre-election promises. Scott Buchholz, the re-elected LNP MP for the country seat of Wright, … [Read more...]

Labor old guard on hand for election push

BENJAMIN SCOTT Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke believes a concerted effort by all Labor Party supporters is needed for Labor to retain government. Speaking at an event in Beenleigh in support of Labor Party candidates Peter Beattie (Forde) and … [Read more...]

Vote Compass navigates the 2013 Election

GABRIELLE SMITHThe ABC released an online ‘electoral literacy application’ to assist users in comparing their results to that of electoral candidates and their parties. Since the launch of Vote Compass on 4 August over 800, 000 people have used … [Read more...]

Debt at the forefront for election

REBECCA SINGH The state of the Australian economy is a hot topic for this years Federal election with both parties attempting to address the debt crisis in their campaigns. Petrie Women's LNP Secretary Elly Phelan said it is disgraceful that … [Read more...]

Beattie returns to play politics

SARAH ROHWEDER Australian politics has taken a step back in time with the return of former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd today announced that Mr Beattie would run for the seat of Forde, replacing pre-selected Labor … [Read more...]