Welcome to this special election issue of the Bass Coast Post.
Crugnale holds on
Nov 27, 2022 - Labor’s Jordan Crugnale has a narrow lead in the battle to retain her position as MP for Bass.
The battle for Bass
Nov 13, 2022 - For election nerds, the contest for the seat of Bass is a thriller with enough twists and red herrings to keep them awake at night.
The common touch
Nov 13, 2022 - There’s no sign of moleskins, RM Williams boots and akubra. No private school education either. But then Brett Tessari is not your usual National Party candidate.
Jordan Crugnale, Labor
Current MP, too busy to participate
Green skies ahead
Nov 11, 2022 - It’s been quite a year for Callum Bugbird: first he landed his dream job and then he stood for Parliament.
Against the tide
Nov 11, 2022 - Come November 26, says Independent Jeni Jobe, the most likely result is a Labor Government, ideally a minority one with a strong cross bench – including her.
Family First Victoria
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Ballot paper fiasco
Nov 27, 2022 - Bass Coast voters faced long waits at understaffed booths on Saturday and at least one booth actually ran out of ballot papers.
Nov 12, 2022 - When it comes to election commitments for the Bass electorate, the Coalition is outspending Labor in its efforts to wrest back the seat.
The Bass electorate: a brief history
Nov 12, 2022 - From a safe Liberal seat to a cliffhanger, the Bass electorate has played a crucial role in Victoria electoral history, including bringing down a government.
The son also rises
Nov 13, 2022 - Liberal Party candidate Aaron Brown has big shoes to fill and he’s determined to do it his way.
The winds of change
Nov 11, 2022 - Meg Edwards had no intention of standing for Parliament again – but when the Labor Government floated its offshore wind turbine plan she blew her stack.
All creatures great and small
Nov 12, 2022 - Animal Justice Party candidate Elly Mousellis’s extended family includes a cockatiel, a gecko, 27 fish and a dwarf rabbit with special needs.
Mark O'Neill, Labour DLP
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Freedom Party of Victoria
Could not be contacted.
Other stuff ...
Nov 16, 2022 - Michael Whelan has been re-elected as Bass Coast Mayor for 2022-23 and Cr Rochelle Halstead is the new deputy mayor.
Inverloch dune works preferred option
Nov 11, 2022 - Conservation Society supports sand dune renourishment ahead of rock walls, writes Philip Heath.
Open for business
Nov 8, 2022 - The signs are up, the scaffolding is being removed and on Saturday the community finally has a chance to see inside the $115m Wonthaggi Hospital expansion.
Just what the doctor ordered
Nov 8, 2022 - The Wonthaggi Miners Friendly Society’s Dispensary – better known as “the Dispensary” – turns 100 this month.
Away with the birds
Nov 8, 2022 - Microlight aviator Amellia Formby drops in to celebrate Western Port’s migratory shorebirds
Nov 12, 2022 – In two weeks a Syrian family will leave Iraq to begin a new life in Wonthaggi. Harry Freeman looks at the road ahead, for the family and their hosts.
On the koala trail
Nov 13, 2022 - Genetic analysis confirm koalas in the Western Port Woodlands are a rare remnant population.
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