The fire threat in Macedon

The fire threat in Macedon

The Macedon electorate was severely affected by the Black Saturday bushfires five years ago and has been hit by other fires since. Andrei Ghoukassian from RMIT University reports on a lingering issue for the citizens of the area, and at the increased risks posed by climate...
The fight over windfarms in Macedon

The fight over windfarms in Macedon

Windfarms are a big deal in the seat of Macedon. The Ballieu Coalition Government legislated for a blanket ban on windfarms within two kilometers of a residential zone.Some in this electorate oppose windfarms on aesthetic, health and fire-risk grounds. Supporters simply want a choice and see this form of renewable energy as inevitable and good for local jobs and the environment. Both sides invoke “community” to justify their positions. Sumeyya Ilanbey from RMIT University reports on a rural electorate facing one of the most contentious of...