Lebanon elections: Hezbollah makes big gains in Parliament as PM loses seats

Lebanon elections: Hezbollah makes big gains in Parliament as PM loses seats

Posted May 08, 2018 08:19:56 Photo: Hezbollah supporters took to the streets to celebrate. (Reuters: Aziz Taher) Related Story: Lebanon’s Prime Minister puts resignation on hold The leader of Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah group has declared “mission accomplished” after scoring major gains in parliamentary elections, as the main Western-backed faction headed …

The polls have closed and counting is underway for two Tasmanian Legislative Council seats

The polls have closed and counting is underway for two Tasmanian Legislative Council seats

Updated May 05, 2018 18:16:40 Counting is underway for the Legislative Council seats of Hobart and Prosser where more than 48,000 Tasmanian voters have enrolled. The largely rural Upper House seat of Prosser was created when boundaries were distributed because of population shifts, meaning there is no incumbent. It is …

SA election: Kelly Vincent and Robert Brokenshire lose Upper House seats

SA election: Kelly Vincent and Robert Brokenshire lose Upper House seats

Updated April 23, 2018 16:03:06 Photo: Dignity Party candidate Kelly Vincent has lost her seat in the Legislative Council after eight years in the job. (ABC News: Lauren Waldhuter) The new South Australian Government will be hoping for a cooperative crossbench in the Legislative Council to get its key reforms …

Bill Shorten’s whistle-stop tour of WA seats shows Labor knows the value of the west

Bill Shorten’s whistle-stop tour of WA seats shows Labor knows the value of the west

Posted April 14, 2018 08:37:02 Photo: The Opposition Leader headed west saying he wanted to prove Labor cared about WA voters. (ABC News: Eliza Laschon) Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten’s attempted charm offensive in Western Australia this week might have left some in the state scratching their heads, given voters …

Commonwealth Games: Best seats are free at the mountain biking

Commonwealth Games: Best seats are free at the mountain biking

Posted April 12, 2018 18:56:32 Photo: Australian cyclist Bec McConnell is cheered on by the crowd in the Nerang State Forest. (ABC Gold Coast: Lucy Murray) Mountain biking fans at the Commonwealth Games were treated to trackside viewing in the Nerang State Forest today. The action was so close spectators …

Federal electoral redistributions name new seats after Malcolm Fraser, war historian Charles Bean

Federal electoral redistributions name new seats after Malcolm Fraser, war historian Charles Bean

Posted April 06, 2018 13:01:47 Photo: The new seat in Melbourne’s western suburbs will be named after former PM Malcolm Fraser. (National Archives) The boundaries of every federal electorate in Victoria will be changed to squeeze in a new seat. The Australian Electoral Commission announced the Victorian redistribution today, adding …

Perth Stadium ticket plan criticised by West Coast Eagles after empty seats at AFL opener

Perth Stadium ticket plan criticised by West Coast Eagles after empty seats at AFL opener

Posted March 26, 2018 20:10:22 Photo: Several pockets of unused seats were clearly visible during the Eagles-Swans clash. (ABC News: Jacob Kagi) The West Coast Eagles want to be able to sell more season tickets to members for games at Perth Stadium to avoid a repeat of the large pockets …