In this episode of ‘Making a Difference’, journalism students from the University of Melbourne report on what was one of the most marginal electorates in the country, Chisholm in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
Reporters spoke in-depth with voters throughout the election campaign about the issues that were most important to them.
Climate change, relations with China, Victoria’s COVID response, and house prices were common themes .
The team analyses how Labor took the seat from the Liberal Party on election night.
Host: Thomas Phillips
"Democracy in my hands': First-time voter feeling the privilege and weight - Reporter: Jenny Cai
From isolation to activism: First-time voter hopes political heat will drive climate action - Reporter: Sean Ruse
Frustrated voters could take state grievances to federal ballot box - Reporter: Meghan Dansie
Bus driver father worries how his children will ever afford homes - Reporter: Caitlin Duan
Post-election analysis of what happened in Chisholm - Reporter: Petra Stock
Audio editor: Thomas Phillips
Executive Producer: Louisa Lim
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Opener - 'There Is Only The Unknown Ahead' - GetMusic
Closer - 'Wake Up' - vitaminsound