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Election 2018: Dr Ali Khan loses in the final count, Craig Ondarchie re-elected

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Melbourne, December 11: As the final count of votes has now been finalized by the Victorian electoral commission (VEC), although Dr Ali Khan has lost in the final count of preferences due to leakage of preferences below the line, BT can confirm,  there are still three candidates in the state parliament who have their heritage…

Election 2018: Dr Ali Khan, Kaushaliya Vaghela make it…

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Samantha Ratnam re-elected Melbourne, November 26: As Victorians went to polls on Saturday, many of our own, 51 to be precise, were making history participating in those polls declaring their resolve to take control of how our state should be run. They thought it is time to have their ‘say’ in the manner our fate…

Eelection2018: Voting this weekend? consider one of your own!

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Many of our own in the fray As our community grows in Victoria, so does the need for its fair representation in all areas of social and government machinery. No wonder then, of late a number of brave Victorians of Indian descent have been putting their hand up be it local bodies or clubs, municipal…

Election 2018: Possibility of a Minority government in Victoria

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On 24 November Victorians will go to the polls. The state’s Labor government, headed by Daniel Andrews as premier, will be seeking a second term. Liberal leader Matthew Guy will be trying to argue that the Andrews government has failed and that the Liberal-National coalition should be elected to govern. For government to change, the…

What went wrong for Dave Sharma in Wentworth?

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Sydney, October 22: Australia most likely to have a minority government as Kerryn Phelps is set to take Wentworth Australia now has a minority government as the blue chip Liberal seat of Wentworth is set to elect an Independent Dr Kerryn Phelps who trounced the Liberal vote in one of the safest Liberal seats in the…

The Crisis at the ABC is About More than its Management

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The internal affairs at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC) that have led to the dismissal of its general manager, Michelle Guthrie, and the board chairman, Justin Milne, had the effect of pushing parliamentary politics to the side. This may have been a good thing for newly installed prime minister Scott Morrison, as commentator interest…

Scott Morrison will be PM no. 30 of Australia

Dutton pledges loyalty to Morrison Scott Morrison has defeated Peter Dutton in the leadership spill by 45-40. Julie Bishop was also in the fray, making it a 3-way contest but was eliminated in the first vote. Having attempted and lost the leadership vote, the position of deputy leadership became vacant. Josh Frydenberg has been elected…

Tables turned on super Saturday by-election

What a difference a by-election or five can make to the national political debate. Some weeks ago, with by-elections due in five federal districts resulting from four disqualifications by the High Court of Australia and one Labor member stating a desire to spend more time with his family, Labor leader Bill Shorten looked to be…

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