Premier, Opposition Leader head-to-head ahead of election
PREMIER Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy will go head-tohead in a debate in the ultra marginal Frankston seat.
The debate will be broadcast live by Sky News as the leaders debate in front of an audience of 100 as yet undecided voters at Frankston Arts Centre.
The voters, selected by Galaxy Research, will ask the questions that matter most to them and the people of Victoria.
Sky News political editor David Speers will moderate the one-hour forum live from the Frankston Arts Centre on Wednesday, which will broadcast at 8pm on Sky News Live, Foxtel channels 103 and 600.
“The upcoming Sky News and Herald Sun People’s Forum will be a great opportunity to hear what’s on the mind of undecided voters and put the two leaders to the test,” Mr Speers said.
“They have no idea what’s going to be asked and nor do we. It’s a raw and very real interaction between voters and the two leaders vying to be Premier of Victoria.”
The debate is being hosted by Sky News in partnership with the Herald Sun newspaper. A full account of who won the debate and why will be published at heraldsun.com.au on Wednesday night and in Thursday’s print edition of the Herald Sun. Frankston mayor Michael O’Reilly said he was rapt the municipality was hosting the pre-election debate. Frankston is held by Labor MP Paul Edbrooke with a 0.5 per cent margin.
Thumbs up for kids’ ER
Frankston Hospital would share $62m
Christian Tatman and James Dowling, Frankston Standards pg 13, 19 November 2018
AN ELECTION pledge for a new children’s emergency department at Frankston Hospital has been given the thumbs up by officials.
Peninsula Health chief executive Felicity Topp said ensuring local children and families had access to high quality care was of great importance to the health network. “We welcome any commitment which can enhance our emergency services for children at Frankston Hospital,” Ms Topp said.
Labor is promising to add children’s emergency departments to the Frankston, Geelong, Maroondah, Casey and the Northern Hospitals.
Premier Daniel Andrews said the ‘common sense’ step
— costed $62 million for the five hospitals — would provide the most appropriate space for a child to be treated.
“They are stressful busy places and not always appropriate for every patient, especially kids and families,” he said.
“There are over 200,000 children that present to emergency hospitals (each year).”
The five emergency departments would either be reconfigured or the children’s emergency departments added.
Election campaigns aren’t what they were.
Opinion, Shaun Carney, Herald Sun, November 19, 2018 8:05pm
Voters have their say in marginal seats of Victoria
Interviews from Frankston station with Tim Minear, covering…
- Infrastructure and Transport
- Crime and safety
- Cost of living
Mornington Peninsula News Group Interviews Greater Frankston candidates
Q&A Interviews with Frankston’s electoral candidates
Frankston Times , Tuesday 20 November 2018
- Paul Edbrooke– Labor party
- Michael Lamb– Liberal party
- Colin Lane– Greens
- Michael Long– Democratic Labor party
- Jyothi Rudra– Transport matters party
- Henry Kelsall– Independent
Q&A Interviews with Carrum’s electoral candidates
Mordialloc Chelsea news , Wednesday 21 November 2018
- Sonya Kilkenny– Labor party
- Donna Bauer– Liberal party
- Braeden Thompson– Greens
- Michael Tellesson– Independent
Q&A Interviews with Hasting’s electoral candidates
Westernport News , Wednesday 21 November 2018
- Nathan Lesslie– Greens
- Simeon Meyer– Labor party
- Neale Burgess– Liberal party
- Georgia Knight-Animal Justice party