Trevor Dickinson x MOAD: from bus shelters to Prime Ministers

If you voted in the 2022 Federal Election at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD), you probably enjoyed the work of Newcastle-based artist, Trevor Dickinson. Voters at MOAD this year were treated to a show bag containing a badge, sticker, and postcard designed by the artist, and encountered interactive experiences while queuing.Continue readingTrevor Dickinson x MOAD: from bus shelters to Prime Ministers

The Owl’s Election Newsroom – Election Day at MOAD

On Election Day 2022, five journalists from The Owl headed to The Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD) at Old Parliament House, as the former home of Australia’s Federal Parliament temporarily transformed into a massive Polling Place.Continue readingThe Owl’s Election Newsroom – Election Day at MOAD

Canberra house prices soar, leaving young people in the dust

In the past three decades, fewer and fewer young Australians have been able to enter the nations booming property market. During the pandemic, this trend has been supercharged, leading to prices in our capital city rising by twenty-nine per-cent in the past year.Continue readingCanberra house prices soar, leaving young people in the dust

Declining trust in government, and what our political representatives can do about it

Australia went to the polls on May 21 to vote in a Federal Election. According to the Australian Electoral Commission, 96.8% of eligible Australians were enrolled to vote, and on April 18, the deadline day for enrolments, 214,000 Australians enrolled marking a single-day record. But while participation in democracy is flourishing, trust in government is at an all-time low. In 2019, the Australian Election Study reported that just 25% of participants thought that people in government could be trusted compared with 43% in 2004.Continue readingDeclining trust in government, and what our political representatives can do about it

The Owl’s Election Newsroom – UCFM broadcast

After a busy day of reporting from the Museum of Australian Democracy, the Election Newsroom team went live to air on UCFM with reports, interviews and live results.Continue readingThe Owl’s Election Newsroom – UCFM broadcast

The Owl’s Election Newsroom – Live Blog

Live updates as results roll in.Continue readingThe Owl’s Election Newsroom – Live Blog

Federal Election 2022: Division of Eden-Monaro

The division of Eden-Monaro covers 41,617 square kilometres of southern New South Wales and surrounds the Australian Capital Territory. The division covers: Yass Valley, Queanbeyan, Palerang, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, Bombala, Snowy River, Tumbarumba, and Tumut.Continue readingFederal Election 2022: Division of Eden-Monaro

Federal Election 2022: Division of Bean

Named after official correspondent to the Australian Imperial Force in World War I, Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean, the electorate covers 1,913 square kilometres of the ACT in total. The division includes areas within Canberra like Tuggeranong, Stromlo and parts of Weston Creek, Woden and Molonglo Valley. It also covers Booth, Coree, the Cotter River, Mount Clear, Paddy’s River, Rendezvous Creek, Tennent and Jerrabomberra in wider ACT, as well as Norfolk Island.Continue readingFederal Election 2022: Division of Bean

Federal Election 2022: the ACT Senate race

If you’ve driven, walked, or scooted around Canberra over the past few weeks, you won’t have been able to avoid the smiling faces of the ACT’s Senate candidates. With only days to go, it’s time to put some names to those faces.Continue readingFederal Election 2022: the ACT Senate race

The podcast hosts helping Aussies who feel “Left, Right, Out” this election

Pour a glass of wine, relax and press play on ‘Left, Right, Out’: a new podcast on Spotify answering questions from the public and covering key election topics for young Aussies.Continue readingThe podcast hosts helping Aussies who feel “Left, Right, Out” this election