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Eye on the Media: Interesting Articles This Week — 19th March 2011

March 22, 2011 by

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We don’t have to agree with these articles, we need only think critically about the issues they raise…   Peter Hayes, David von Hippel, Richard Tanter, Takase Kae, Jungmin Kang, Wen Bo, Gordon Thompson, Yi Kiho, Arabella Imhoff, Scott Bruce and Joan Diamond ‘After the Deluge: Short and Medium-term Impacts of the Reactor Damage Caused […]

EVENT NOTICEBOARD: NSW Election – Seat of Albury Candidates Forum

March 14, 2011 by

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With the New South Wales state election looming on Saturday March 26th, the Border Mail and ABC Goulburn Murray are hosting a public forum giving members of the public an opportunity to ask questions of candidates for the seat of Albury. Date: Wednesday March 23rd. Time: 7:00 PM. Venue: CD Blake Building, Charles Sturt University Thurgoona campus.

EVENT REVIEW: 2010 Victorian Election — Benambra Candidates Forum

November 23, 2010 by


BY BEN HABIB. This event represented an exiting first for Wodonga, with the Border Mail, ABC Goulburn Murray and La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga joining forces to host a candidates forum for the Victorian state seat of Benambra, in the lead-up to Saturday’s state election. The discussion covered a lot of ground, on the back of some excellent questions from the audience and the panel.

WEEKLY DISPATCH: Minority government…or, how we learned to love consensus and cope without the two-party system

September 8, 2010 by


BY BEN HABIB. Yes, it’s been an exiting time to be a political scientist in Australia. We’ve got our first hung parliament for sixty years and all the key players are having an interesting time adjusting to the realities of this new political environment.

WEEKLY DISPATCH: Federal Election Review

August 26, 2010 by


BY BEN HABIB. It seems ironic that an election campaign of such unprecedented mediocrity could produce a result of such stunning complexity and implication for the conduct of politics in Australia.  Perhaps this is our reward for having to sit through five weeks of negative, superficial garbage.  Personally, I find the present situation to be […]

WEEKLY DISPATCH: Final thoughts on the Election Campaign—We’ll Get the Government We Deserve

August 18, 2010 by


BY BEN HABIB. Like many people, I have been intrigued by this federal election campaign and like many others, I will be pleased when the spectacle is over. As we move into the last two days before the poll on August 21st, I would like to offer my thoughts on the election campaign and what it says about Australian society…

YOUTH VOICE: Mark Latham – A Man of Hatred

August 16, 2010 by

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BY MARTIN DICKENS. I and many other viewers become deeply angered at Mark Latham’s advice for voters place a blank ballot paper into the box on August 21. In his recent appearance on 60 Minutes, audiences were subjected to Latham’s highly critical and biased take on the upcoming federal election, which utilised media resources to defy the importance of the written convention on voting. By singularly casting a vote, Australian citizens fulfil a duty that is integral to their liberty and freedom for expression.