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Call for reform as local ‘micros’ on way to parliament

Call for reform as local ‘micros’ on way to parliament

A Geelong politics expert has called for an overhaul of voting for Victoria’s Upper House after “micro-parties” won seats at Saturday’s election. Torquay animal activist Andy Meddick and Geelong policeman Stuart Grimley are among micro-party candidates headed for the Legislative Council despite each so far garnering less than 4.5 per cent of the vote. Mr […]


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‘Tax fizz’, urge kids

A survey of almost 1800 Geelong residents has shown young Australians support a tax on sugary drinks, according to the study’s authors. Medical students Tom...