2022 Victorian Election - Media Coverage

Discuss media coverage of the Victorian State election Saturday 26 November.

In news today The Australian reported

Six weeks out from the Victorian election, significant tensions have emerged between Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and ABC Radio Melbourne’s marquee host, **Virginia Trioli,**over a perceived on-air “ambush” of the Premier.

Word from the ABC’s Southbank studios on Friday was that there was some very lively backroom interplay after an interview Trioli conducted with Andrews that morning, which addressed the emergency flood situation that had developed in the state on Thursday night.

It is understood that a late deal was done by Andrews to appear in the studio with Trioli off the top of her Friday show, on the proviso that the interview was to be singularly focused on the Victorian floods.

As also reported

Credlin investigates the ‘Cult of Dan’

Diary hears that the Sky host [Peta Credlin] is preparing a fresh “special” about Andrews ahead of the upcoming state election.

The documentary, we’re told, has the working title of: “The Cult of Daniel Andrews”, and will run in the last couple of weeks of the election.

The word is that Credlin’s special on the “cult” of Andrews will be a big-picture offering that looks at the relationships that helped him rise to power, and once he became Premier, retain his grip.

The show will apparently also look at some of Andrews’s headline-making hurdles during the last term, including his handling of Covid and his infamous holiday house fall that saw him break several vertebrae in his back. There’s also talk of interviews with “whistleblowers” on the infamous “red shirts” affair.

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They’re even politicising this now too? :roll_eyes:

Who do we think will host the coverage on the different TV channels?

Sure it will be Alicia Loxley on Nine and Mike Amor on Seven?

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I’m thinking Peter Mitchell will read the news… Bec and Mike will host election coverage.

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The Cult of Daniel Andrews will premiere on Sky News Australia on Wednesday, November 16 at 7.30pm AEDT.

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I think its safe to say anyone who watches Sky News and Peta Credlin has already made up their mind and vote on this state election… the mainstream population (voters) wont watch this.

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Nine’s promo

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ABC Radio Melbourne’s Virginia Trioli will broadcast live from the lawn of Melton Library in Melbourne’s outer west this Thursday (November 3) from 8.30am to 11am AEDT, talking to all the local candidates for the state election and hear from the locals about the issues that are important to them.

It will be followed by Rafael Epstein’s drive program live from Cranbourne on Thursday, November 10.

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ABC TV Victoria

26 November

5:30pm ABC News: Victoria Votes
In the final 30 minutes before polls close, ABC News brings you a special edition covering all the day’s top stories and latest news on election day in Victoria.

6:00pm Victoria Votes: Election Night Live
David Speers and Tamara Oudyn are joined by Chief Election Analyst Antony Green, and State Political Reporters Richard Willingham and Bridget Rollason to bring you comprehensive coverage of Election Night in Victoria.

8:00pm Victoria Votes: Election Results Live (150 min)
David Speers and Tamara Oudyn are joined by Antony Green, Richard Willingham and Bridget Rollason to bring you fast, accurate results, plus analysis with Jacinta Allen (ALP), David Davis (LIB) and Samantha Ratnam (GRN).

ABC News

26 November AEDT

5:30pm ABC News: Victoria Votes

6:00pm Victoria Votes: Election Night Live

8:00pm Victoria Votes: Election Results Live

10:30pm ABC Late News Weekend

11:00pm ABC Late News

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Seven’s promo.

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Some more versions (30 secs for 7 & 9) and ABC

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So many ticks for a numbered preferential voting system. Why not use star spangled banner as well? :roll_eyes:

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Surprised the AGE/3AW/Nine haven’t proposed a leaders debate.

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They have, but it must’ve been rejected.

Seven ?

Speaking of The Age, it organised an election debate at Melton Library last night, with local candidates taking part.

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Indeed. According to TV Blackbox, Nine proposed a debate to be moderated by Alicia Loxley with questions put forward by The Age state political editor Annika Smethurst and 3AW drive presenter Tom Elliott, but it was rejected by Labor.

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Nine’ schedule :

05:00 pm Election 2022: Victoria Decides - Polls Close
Alicia Loxley and Tony Jones lead Nine’s expert Election 2022 panel including John Brumby, Sarah Henderson and Charles Croucher. Expert insights as polls close.

06:00 pm Nine News Saturday

07:00 pm Election 2022: Victoria Decides - Vote Count
Alicia Loxley and Tony Jones lead Nine’s expert Election 2022 panel including John Brumby, Sarah Henderson and Charles Croucher. Expert analysis and breaking news as Nine calls the results.

09:30 pm Election 2022: Victoria Decides - Analysis 1 hour
Alicia Loxley and Tony Jones lead Nine’s expert Election 2022 panel including John Brumby, Sarah Henderson and Charles Croucher. Expert analysis and breaking news as Nine calls the results.

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