May 11, 2018

The big end of town v a ragtag bunch of indies in Melbourne mayoral race

Forget about the issues like the Queen Victoria Market and the Apple store. The mayoral byelection to replace Robert Doyle seems to about be the full cast of characters seeking the gig.

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


"Hello I have a question for the panel. Last year I was subject to a racist incident. It was on the corner of Bouverie and Grattan street. It was about 9.10am and..."

Out front of the Uni of Melbourne forum for the mayoral election, the nine candidates present shifted in their seats, their pose going from sympathy to uh-oh. This was the first question, from a mature-age international student. Was he about to regale them with a 45-minute description of the incident and end with a plea for less fluoridation?

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