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Thursday 26 September 2013
Opinion Politics

immigration, housing and traffic: why people are wrong about western sydney

Moira Byrne
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One of the people closest to me is Claire. We grew up together in a little interstate country town, and enjoyed our university years more or less together in a capital city. We shared houses, friends and family, and after I moved a long way from home, I was thrilled to find out she was…
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Friday 6 September 2013
Featured News Opinion

is abortion still an election issue?

Danielle Scoins
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In June earlier this year, then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered a harrowing speech, warning Australians of the implications for women’s rights regarding abortion if Tony Abbott was to become Prime Minister. Cautioning Australians about voting for Mr Abbott, Ms Gillard stated that women risked effectively losing their autonomy over the abortion issue, saying ‘We don’t…
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Friday 6 September 2013
Featured News Opinion

anti-gay propaganda floods mailboxes in marginal seats

Alexandra Van Schilt
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Equal marriage rights have been used for political banter and sway quite a lot in recent times. In the eyes of some voters, a political party’s stance on conscience issues such as this can determine a preferred party. Most recently, our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd change his views on gay marriage to that of support,…
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Thursday 29 August 2013
Politics

virgin voters: it’s on! considerations for september 7

Anna Glen
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This piece first appeared in Macquarie University’s student publication, Grapeshot. * Kevin Rudd has officially called the election, meaning the campaign trail is on and each political party has until September 7 to convince the voters. Despite the fact that one in four 18 – 25 year olds (the demographic that makes up the majority…
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Tuesday 27 August 2013
Opinion Politics

virgin voters: it’s not what you know

Hannah McNicholas
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This piece was first published by Macquarie University’s student publication, Grapeshot. * The democratic process is a beautiful thing. For all we complain about candidates and campaigns and queues at the polls, voting is our chance to have our say in the future of our nation. But if recent events are anything to go by,…
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Monday 26 August 2013
Opinion

lip top 10: women-related election gaffes

Melissah Comber
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I was tempted to ignore the Federal Election completely this fortnight. Really I was. The problem is, half of my job at the moment involves candidates, announcements and mud slinging, so a good half of my brain space has been cleared out to stuff the facts in. There’s an inevitable spill over into the rest…
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Friday 23 August 2013
Featured Opinion

election 2013: who are you voting for? week 3

lip magazine
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In the lead-up to the election, Lip has invited its writers and readers to share their voting intentions. Lip will publish these perspectives over the coming weeks. We are interested in hearing from those who feel that their perspective hasn’t been represented, those who don’t care about politics at all, and the die-hard political aficionados….
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Thursday 22 August 2013
Opinion Politics

australian politics and the #shitpoliticianssay

Alexandra Van Schilt
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During any election time, we all become privy to the political world more than on a regular, day-to-day basis. Politicians from all sides hold basically nothing back in their desperate attempts to wrangle voters, fence-sitters, and special “demographics” with appealing policies, promises and one-liners. Unfortunately, we also experience many cringe-worthy, God-awful, make-it-stop things that come…
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Friday 16 August 2013
Featured Opinion

election 2013: who are you voting for? week 2

lip magazine
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In the lead-up to the election, Lip has invited its writers and readers to share their voting intentions. Lip will publish these perspectives over the coming weeks. We are interested in hearing from those who feel that their perspective hasn’t been represented, those who don’t care about politics at all, and the die-hard political aficionados….
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Wednesday 10 April 2013
Opinion Politics

Gillard vs Abbott : I’m an election virgin so, who is the lesser of two evils?

lip magazine
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So, it was officially announced by Prime Minister Gillard at the National Press Club on 30 January 2013 that Australia will be going to the polls on 14 September 2013. The reactions to this by both the media and members of the public were mixed – why did she announce the date so early? (227…
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