Reflections on 2018 Victorian Election

The 2018 Victorian State Election was the first election conducted by My Vote Matters. In coordination with the Islamic Council of Victoria, My Vote Matters worked to encourage Victorian Muslims to actively engage in the election. My Vote Matters had three primary goals for the Victorian election. Firstly, to increase the amount of Victorian Muslims … Continue reading Reflections on 2018 Victorian Election

Victorian Electorate Report: Footscray

On the 4th and 5th of November, My Vote Matters met with Footscray candidates Angus McAlpine (Greens) and Katie Hall (Labor). Our meetings were a part of our ‘Meet Your Candidate’ program which is intended to inform the Muslim community on the political views of their candidates. In each electorate, we question candidates on specific … Continue reading Victorian Electorate Report: Footscray

Victorian Electorate Report: Pascoe Vale

On the 2nd of November, My Vote Matters met with Pascoe Vale candidates MP Lizzie Blandthorn (Labor), Oscar Yildiz (Independent) and John Kavanaugh (Independent). We reached out to Greens candidate Phil Jackson, however, he was unavailable to meet on the 2nd of November. We asked for a meeting on an alternative date but did not … Continue reading Victorian Electorate Report: Pascoe Vale

Victorian Electorate Report: Ivanhoe

On the 29th of October, My Vote Matters met with Ivanhoe candidates MP Anthony Carbines (Labor) and Andrew Colley (Greens). We contacted Liberal candidate Monica Clark but received no response. Our meetings were a part of our ‘Meet Your Candidate’ project. In each electorate, we ask candidates about issues affecting Muslims in their electorate. In … Continue reading Victorian Electorate Report: Ivanhoe

Victorian Electorate Report: Thomastown

On the 29th of October, My Vote Matters met with Thomastown candidate MP Bronwyn Halfpenny (Labor). Our meeting with Halfpenny was a part of our ‘Meet Your Candidate’ program which is intended to inform the Muslim community on the political views of their candidates. In the electorate of Thomastown, we chose the issues of: infrastructure, … Continue reading Victorian Electorate Report: Thomastown

Victorian Electorate Report: Essendon

On the 23rd of October, My Vote Matters met with Essendon candidates James Williams (Greens) and MP Danny Pearson (Labor). We also reached out to Liberal candidate Gino Potenza, however, he informed us that he was unavailable. Our meetings were a part of our ‘Meet Your Candidate’ project which intends to inform the Muslim community … Continue reading Victorian Electorate Report: Essendon

Victorian Electorate Report: Northcote

On the 22nd of October, My Vote Matters met with Northcote MP Lidia Thorpe (Greens). We also contacted Katerina Theophanous (Labor) and Bryony Edwards (Save The Planet), however, we received no response from either of them. Our meeting with Thorpe was part of our ‘Meet Your Candidate’ project. In each electorate, we ask candidates about specific issues … Continue reading Victorian Electorate Report: Northcote