VICTORY: ALP member-elect for Keira Ryan Park claims victory and thanks family, friends and the party-faithful. Member-elect for the NSW seat of Keira, Ryan Park, commits to work seven-days-a-week for his electorate and to repair the damaged ALP brand across the state. The seat of Keira remains in Labor hands, one of the 20-odd seats [...]
Liberal MP for Goulburn, Pru Goward was returned to power tonight in the New South Wales State Election, with a 21.1% swing towards her during the late stages of counting. The seat takes in much of the Southern Highlands and Goulburn region. After a narrow victory in the 2007 Election, Ms Goward says that she [...]
Liberal for Kiama Gareth Ward has all-but claimed victory but will not go the whole way until he receives a call from Labor’s Matt Brown conceding victory. Mr Ward spoke with The Current’s Tamara Gasser and David Young just minutes ago.
Independent Gordon Bradbery has claimed victory in the coveted seat of Wollongong. Gordon Bradbery has taken the seat from Labor’s Noreen Hay who has not been seen on this election night. More soon.
The Current’s EMMA DUNN and political editor ANDREW RIDDLE have a close look at the seats in the Illawarra, as Libs start to celebrate across the state.
Liberal for Kiama Gareth Ward makes sure he gets his vote right on decision day 2011. Video reporters: TAMARA GASSER & DAVID YOUNG
The Current’s political editor Andrew Riddle discusses the implications of the state election on the Illawarra with the University of Wollongong’s Prof. Stephen Tanner.
Tamara Gasser spoke with popular Kiama Mayor and independent candidate Sandra McCarthy just before polls closed. “I’ve been surprised to see such a strong swing from Labor to Liberal as I thought in this election there was an opportunity for truly local representation,” McCarthy said. As polls closed she remained hopeful that this would be [...]
Presenter: JEMMAH KELLY Political Editor ANDREW RIDDLE
The Current speaks with UOW journalism student and Sky News producer Meg Collins, on location at Channel Seven headquarters. Meg gives a quick rundown of early poll numbers and Barry O’Farrell’s transport troubles. Interviewer: JOSH BUTLER
Kiama Liberal candidate Gareth Ward tells The Current’s Tamara Gasser that he’s not taking anything for granted, and is anxiously awaiting the result of tonight’s poll. This interview with the Shoalhaven councillor was carried out just minutes ago via Skype.
Presenter JORDAN GLANCY speaks with Political Editor ANDREW RIDDLE as the polls approaches crunch time.
Video reporters: SARAH SAYERS & ALYCE TAYLOR
Greens candidate Peter Moran says he’s in it to win it but primarily he wants good outcomes for the community. Mr Moran’s big concern is that one party does not control both houses. “We think the political system works best when which ever party is in power has to negotiate with others in order to [...]
Video reporters: ALYCE TAYLOR & SARAH SAYERS
Our reporters in Kiama have been speaking with the candidates. Sitting MP Matt Brown promises to fight till the end of the day. Greens candidate Ben van der Wijngaart hopes his party will play a moderating influence in this election. Video reporters: REBECCA DAVIS, DAVID YOUNG & TAMARA GASSER
The Current’s political editor Andrew Riddle looks at the challenges facing Illawarra candidates in today’s election. Presenter: Political Editor ANDREW RIDDLE Video reporters: JOSH BUTLER, JORDAN GLANCY & JEMMAH KELLY
The Current Update AM 25 March 2011 Presenter: JEMMAH KELLY
Video reporters: JOSH MATHEWS & RYAN HUNTER
Video by JORDAN GLANCY
Weeks of frantic campaigning have drawn to a close, with the NSW election battle reaching its last day. Polling between the major parties is still close and it is possible that former Labor stronghold, Wollongong, may feel the rippling effects of a statewide backlash against the Labor party. Professor Greg Melleuish, politics lecturer at [...]
The premise of his paintings, in the roving exhibition ‘Other Side Art: Trevor Nickolls,’ is the stress of the European invasion on Aboriginal Australians and their subsequent alienation—especially in urban spaces. In From dreamtime 2 machinetime (1979), a smiling Aboriginal woman fronts a landscape of tree-spirits, sunshine and a koala. But flipped below her, are [...]
After a tense week of discussions about the introduction of a carbon tax, the connection between politics and environmental issues is stronger than ever. Prime Minister Julia Gillard is supporting the Australian born ‘Earth Hour’ tying in the looming Carbon Tax with the annual environmental initiative. “I believe 2011 is the year Australia will choose [...]