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Victoria 2014: Labor, what are you thinking?
By Matt Hrkac, 07 November 2014

The decision by the Victorian Labor Party today to not swap preferences with the Greens is a potential game-changer for the Greens - and could possibly end up with potential wingnut/s from Family First, the Christian Democrats or the Democratic Labour Party elected into the Victorian Legislative Council that Labor have no hope in hell of working with or finding any common ground with (in fact, the aforementioned would find more common ground with the Liberal Party) - as opposed to the Greens whom Labor would be able to work with and find quite a lot of common ground.

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'Tale of Sleepy Hollow', that is the name of an advertisement that cost $37 thousand dollars to produce in order to promote Geelong. Despite what the local Geelong Advertiser says, it actually isn't that bad of a promotion for Geelong and it is certainly a lot better than the previous self promotion efforts of Darryn Lyons; such as his #Geelong stunt, and the billboards that promote Darryn Lyons and nothing of Geelong.

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Australia needs political leaders with foresight
By Matt Hrkac, 06 November 2014

There is no denying it, from either side, the impact that Gough Whitlam had on Australia during his term as Prime Minister. He ended conscription, introduced universal healthcare, back then known Medibank (now known as Medicare), reformed education and made university affordable for all by ending university fees. He was also a champion of promoting fair work rights, gender equality, indigenous rights as well as promoting a multicultural progressive Australia by ultimately ending the regressive "White Australia" policy (although, to be fair, a lot of the latter process had already began under the government of Harold Holt).

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Golden Gnomes Theatresports Challenge
By Matt Hrkac, 03 November 2014

Photography for the Golden Gnomes Theatre Sports Challenge, which took place at the Shenton Theatre on the 1st of November, 2014.

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Flames, fire and fury
By Matt Hrkac, 20 October 2014


One of the biggest hurdles in getting rid of what is essentially a do-nothing government in Victoria, come the November 29 state election, is the fact that the Victorian Labor opposition isn't all that inspiring. Daniel Andrews, as a leader, does not strike me as an alternate Premier; and given that we're now so close to an election, Daniel Andrews should have already been standing up as an alternate leader, leading an alternate government, making very explicit points of difference.

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Those who keep their eyes and ears focussed on what is going on internationally as far as politics and other related developments are concerned, even if only vaguely, will know that there is a lot of talk about terrorism and the so-called “Islamic State” who are the culprits of some of the most barbaric and despicable acts imaginable. 

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March Australia - Geelong rally
By Matt Hrkac, 01 September 2014

I attended the March in August Geelong rally yesterday, which was a rally against the Abbott government's 2014 budget. Below are some of the photos I took at the event. Some of these photos are to be featured in the Geelong Advertiser on September 1, 2014. EDIT: photos featured in the Geelong Advertiser are noted below.

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I today got the opportunity to check out the abandoned old Geelong Power Station - Geelong B (fun fact: this power station was decommissioned in 1970 - more than four decades ago) and with my camera handy, I got snapping. The walls both outside and inside the place are almost completely donned in graffiti (some of it artistic in nature, a lot of it not so much; you can probably tell which is which looking through the below photos) and the place itself is run down and dilapidated - the combination of which made for some interesting end results.

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Darryn Lyons being a member of the Liberal Party is something anyone who bothered to do any actual research on him already knew. Now it seems his affiliation with the Liberal Party is becoming ever so more clear in the eyes of the masses, including those who voted for him in last year's mayoral election.

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