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
James Cruz is the second Senate candidate for The Greens, supporting its lead candidate, Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng, in the upcoming 2022 Federal Election. As a librarian for over 10 years, James has seen first-hand how people can make a positive impact on the lives of others in the community. From his personal experience growing up in public housing, James is passionate about addressing in his campaign what he frames as the housing crisis.Continue readingFrom books to politics: Q&A with ACT Greens candidate James Cruz
It’s a powerful analogy. A comet 5-10km in length is plummeting towards earth. In 6 months and 14 days, humanity will become extinct. That is, unless, the Government listens to the scientists and takes immediate action. The Owl’s Elaine Obran watched ‘Don’t Look Up’ as Australian politicians began their campaign for the 2022 Federal Election and she couldn’t help but notice the parallels.Continue reading‘Don’t Look Up’: is Australian politics also looking down?
Dr Jamie Christie has spent the last 30 years looking after Canberrans in local Emergency Departments and is running for the seat of Bean which covers South Canberra and Norfolk Island. A political novice, Dr Christie ran for the seat in the last election and received 8.3% of the vote, prompting the Canberra Times to call him: “The best performing Independent House of Representatives candidate in the Territory’s recent memory.” The Owl’s Liam Jennings caught up with Dr Christie while he was on the campaign trail to ask why he decided to run for Bean again.Continue readingThe other independent: Q&A with Dr Jamie Christie, candidate for the seat of Bean
Voting at an election is our biggest democratic right. Some might not like the process, but at the end of the day we understand the importance of voting to ensure our opinions are heard. In Australia, citizens have the responsibility as well as the right to vote at the 2022 Federal Election. It is a powerful way for us as citizens to have a say in the decision-making which can affect our lives.Continue readingEasy tips to help you vote successfully in the 2022 Federal Election
With the 2022 Federal Election on the horizon, it is more important than ever before that voters are able to critically analyse the information they receive. To learn more about how to identify misinformation and disinformation, and how it may influences voters at the upcoming election, The Owl’s Olivia Paull talked with Simon Copland, a PhD candidate in Sociology, and an expert in political misinformation on digital platforms.Continue readingHow to spot misinformation in the Federal Election campaign: a Q&A with Simon Copland
On the cusp of a federal election, it’s easy to get swept up in the many policy updates, promises, and scandals that have shaped this tumultuous election period. One of these is Parliament’s turbulent history with sexual assault and harassment. The desperate need for systemic change – highlighted by the likes of Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame, cannot be ignored. Amy Remeikis’ ‘On Reckoning’ is an integral read for this election season – and a powerful one at that. Women are angry. We were angry during 2021, when sexual assault and harassment allegations rocked Parliament to its core, and that anger has not dissipated.Continue readingWhy ‘On Reckoning’ is a must read this election season
Natasa Sojic is The 2022 Greens candidate for the federal seat of Fenner. The electorate of Fenner stretches from Ainslie in the inner north to Dunlop in the west and all the way out to Jaka in the far north. The Owl’s Sam Dirkis spoke to Natasa about a range of issues, but most notably the Greens’ newly announced plan to raise the welfare rate from $44 a day to $88.Continue readingQ&A with Natasa Sojic, The Greens candidate for Fenner
As the 2022 Federal Election fast approaches, The Owl’s Lara Stimpson sat down with the Member for Canberra, Alicia Payne, to find out how Labor would tackle issues such as the cost of living, climate change, and aged cared should there be a change in government.Continue readingIt’s go time: 15 minutes on the eve of an election with Alicia Payne MP
Social media has become one of the most important tools for Australian political parties, allowing them to both increase their own reputation and diminish their opponents’. With just over a month until the 2022 Federal Election, how are the four major parties using Instagram to attract votes in 2022?Continue readingWhat are political parties doing on Instagram this election?