Oz Blog News Commentary

Articles from The Tally Room

WA 2021 – final candidates announced

February 14, 2021 - 09:14 -- Admin

Nominations closed in Western Australia on Friday, with a record number of candidates nominating in both houses.

463 candidates have nominated for the Legislative Assembly, up from 415 in 2017, which was itself a substantial record. 325 candidates have nominated for the Legislative Council, up from 302 in 2017. That was the first time more than 200 candidates had nominated for an election, but the trend has continued this year.

WA 2021 – candidate update

February 12, 2021 - 11:00 -- Admin

Nominations will close later today for the Western Australian state election (12pm WA time).

I have been keeping up a list of candidates who have announced they are running for my election guide.

The list features 266 candidates for the lower house, as well as 63 different groups running across the six upper house regions.

Victorian state redistribution kicks off

December 22, 2020 - 12:00 -- Admin

Just as the South Australian redistribution finishes, and alongside a state redistribution in New South Wales and two federal redistributions, the starters pistol has been fired in the Victorian state redistribution.

The redistribution will be conducted based on the enrolment figures as of November 30, and each electorate must be drawn to be within 10% of the average based on that data. That average is 48,625 voters.