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Alana Schetzer

Freelance journalist

Alana is a freelance journalist, academic and travel writer.

How the early voting boom is dramatically changing Australian elections

How the early voting boom is dramatically changing Australian elections

With huge numbers of people opting for pre-poll votes, election campaigns are growing bigger, messier, and more expensive. Is it worth the trade-off?

Matthew Guy is listening to the needs of all Victorians (he hasn't already blocked)

Matthew Guy is listening to the needs of all Victorians (he hasn't already blocked)

The Victorian Liberal leader has a bad reputation of blocking people on social media. It may be satisfying at the time, but it raises some important broader questions.

Clive Palmer: comeback king or stunt man?

Clive Palmer: comeback king or stunt man?

Palmer's new Trump-like campaign appears to capitalise on political disenfranchisement. Will it succeed?

Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

There are many reasons voters have backed micro-party candidates at the federal level. But will these hold up at the state level?