Category Archives: 2013 Federal Election

Lay of the Land

One year on from the election of the Abbott government and our local MPs are firmly ensconced in their new jobs. Throsby’s Stephen Jones is now in his second term and rising through the Opposition ranks and is currently Assistant … Continue reading

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Jones into Outer Shadow Ministry

Throsby Labor MP Stephen Jones has been promoted onto the Opposition’s front bench as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Infrastructure. This is an outer shadow ministry position, chosen at the discretion of new Labor leader Bill Shorten. Mr … Continue reading

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Candidate Thankyous

Taken from their Facebook pages, here are thank you messages from the various candidates of Hume and Throsby following the election. Stephen Jones, Labor, Throsby: Big thanks to the people of Throsby for again endorsing me as your federal member. … Continue reading

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Voting in Hume and Throsby

This post contains information on voting in the Southern Highlands parts of the seats of Hume and Throsby, including pre-poll or early voting. Throsby Pre-Poll Pre-polling will be available for Throsby at Bowral, Dapto, Warilla and Wollongong. Details for the … Continue reading

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ABC Throsby Candidates’ Forum

ABC Illawarra is hosting a series of candidates’ forums this week in Gilmore, Throsby and Cunningham. Details below from ABC journalist Nick McLaren’s Twitter account. ABC #Cunningham election forum, tomorrow 10am, Woonona RSL Club: Sharon Bird, Helen Wilson, Christopher Atlee, … Continue reading

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Hume Candidates’ Forum

The Bundanoon Community Association have hosted a Hume candidates’ forum in Bundanoon, at which the candidates addressed a variety of national and local policy issues. Six of the nine candidates contesting the seat attended the forum, which allowed them an … Continue reading

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John Howard Visits Bowral

Former Prime Minister John Howard visited Bowral last week to support Larissa Mallinson, the Liberal candidate for Throsby. A local YouTube channel has posted a video featuring Mr Howard, Ms Mallinson and state MP Pru Goward.

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Copy-Katter

Katter’s Australian Party has taken to labelling certain policies of the major parties “copy-Katter” parties. Here’s Hume KAP candidate Bruce Nicholson taking up that theme. Dear Editor, It is with some bemusement that I see some parties’ promising “copy-Katter” policies … Continue reading

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A Note to a Keyboard Warrior

Highlands Votes has received a bit of criticism in the inbox, courtesy of an individual who would rather not provide his or her name. I thought it only fair to address this criticism out in the open for all to … Continue reading

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Legs 11 in Throsby

The Australian Electoral Commission has revealed a total of 11 candidates have nominated for the seat of Throsby at next month’s federal election following the close of nominations this week. The candidates are, in the order they will appear on … Continue reading

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