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PODCAST: Interview with Dr Penny Egan-Vine — Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group

August 10, 2011 by

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In this edition of the Politics Albury-Wodonga podcast we’re joined by Dr Penny Egan-Vine, chairperson of the Murray Valley Sanctuary Refugee Group, in conversation with Renae Schilg from La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga. Penny and Renae discuss the activities of the MVSRG, along with the challenges faced by refugee families settling in regional areas and the assistance local residents can provide in helping new migrants settle into the local community.

YOUTH VOICE: Considering the Proportional Representation Voting System

June 28, 2011 by

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BY RENAE SHILG. 'Proportional Representation' is a fairer and more representative form of electoral system than the preferential system that our House of Representatives currently employs. However, caution must be taken to ensure a government that can, as well as being as representative as possible, perform its duties effectively. Otherwise, no matter how widely representative it was it couldn't be considered a 'good' government.