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Your voice, your city: How and why to register for Melbourne’s upcoming council elections

Your voice, your city: How and why to register for Melbourne’s upcoming council elections

May 22nd, 2024 - Jamal Hakim

This October the City of Melbourne will host its council elections by postal vote, presenting a vital opportunity for all residents, businesses, and ratepayers to shape the future of our vibrant city.


Councillor: absence of CBD polling booths for voting in referendum, elections “not good enough”

October 25th, 2023 - Georgie Atkins

Local residents were forced to travel to polling centres outside the CBD to vote in the Voice to Parliament referendum on October 14 due to a lack of available polling centres.

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Labor pledges $400K to Chinese New Year Festival

November 23rd, 2022 - Sean Car

A re-elected Victorian Labor Government says it will provide $400,000 for the Melbourne Chinatown Chinese New Year Festival. 

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CBD safety and injecting room on the agenda as candidates make their pitch ahead of Victorian Election

October 26th, 2022 - David Schout

Candidates vying for the seat of Melbourne in the upcoming Victorian State Election spoke with CBD residents in October about a number of key local and wider issues.

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Greens romp home for a fifth consecutive term in Melbourne

May 25th, 2022 - Sean Car

Greens leader and Melbourne MP Adam Bandt enjoyed his best Federal Election yet on May 21, winning a fifth consecutive term with an increased percentage of the primary vote, while his party expanded its presence in the House of Representatives.

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Doing queue time

May 25th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

CBD residents were forced to queue for 90 minutes at polling booths on Saturday at an election that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.

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Labor look to address decade slide as Greens favoured to win Melbourne again

April 27th, 2022 - David Schout

Ahead of the federal election on May 21, CBD News looks at the seat of Melbourne and whether Labor candidate Keir Paterson can halt the party’s huge slide in first-preference votes since 2010.

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Worried about CBD renters

April 27th, 2022 - Rhonda Dredge

Candidates for the Federal Election are out on the campaign trail looking for local issues and this CBD landscape says a lot to the Victorian Socialists.

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Calls for a summit as “residents ignored in election priorities”

March 23rd, 2022 - Sean Car

The leaders of the CBD’s two residents’ groups have criticised the City of Melbourne for failing to include city-dwellers in its 2022 election priorities to the state and federal governments, calling for a more “deliberative decision-making process.”

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Paterson’s push for Melbourne

March 23rd, 2022 - David Schout

In less than two months, Labor candidate Keir Paterson will look to return Melbourne as a Labor seat in the upcoming federal election — but he faces an uphill battle.

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