Podcast #57: Inner West and City of Sydney council elections

Today I'm joined by Allison Hore from the Inner West Review to discuss the council elections for the City of Sydney and the Inner West Council.This podcast is supported by the Tally Room's supporters on Patreon. If you find this podcast worthwhile please consider...

NSW council elections – who is running, and how many?

I've just finished compiling my list of the 1402 candidates running for council or mayor in the 24 most populous councils, the ones featured in my election guide. Unfortunately the NSWEC has not published a single dataset with all of the candidate details, so...

Liberals retreat from Sydney councils

Nominations for the NSW local government elections closed on Wednesday, with the ballot draw held yesterday.The Liberal Party, who had been steadily increasing their presence in local government for the last few decades, has withdrawn from seven councils, while Labor and the Greens have...

Mapping the NSW mayoral elections

When 127 NSW local councils go to the polls over the coming weeks, most voters will just get to vote for their local councillors on one ballot. Some others will also get a ballot for a referendum or poll, but there's also a minority...

Podcast #56: Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai

Ben is joined by Tina Brown, editor of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Post, to discuss the council elections in Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai.Ku-ring-gai in particular has been one of the most dramatic councils in Sydney, with a 5-5 deadlock on the council being resolved by the...

Victorian state redistribution – final estimates

The final boundaries for the Victorian state redistribution were released last Thursday. It's taken me a few days but I've now finished making my new map and updating my redistribution estimates.I won't do much to analyse the changes in this post. You can see...

Podcast #55: Northern Beaches council election

This is the second episode in our NSW local council election series.Today I'm joined by Anthony Caruso, political analyst for Triple H FM radio, a community radio station in northern Sydney.This podcast is supported by the Tally Room's supporters on Patreon. If you find...

The factions of Ku-ring-gai

I have been limiting my focus for the upcoming NSW council elections on the 25 most populous councils, 24 of which have elections this year.Amongst these councils, one council stands out from the rest: Ku-ring-gai.It's the only council where none of the major parties...

The many party systems of NSW councils

Australia has a party system. Each state has its own party system, which usually closely resembles the federal system but with its own variety. And in many local councils a local party system exists. It may have familiar features, but each works a bit...

Podcast #54: Camden, Campbelltown and Liverpool

This is the first in a series of podcasts with local experts about various major local councils in New South Wales in the lead-up to December's council elections.Today is Eric Kontos from South West Voice discussing the council elections in Camden, Campbelltown and Liverpool.This...