Article by Ashley Browne
Ashley Browne has been writing about Australian sport for the last 30 years and is currently a senior writer for Crocmedia.
He was the co-editor in 2018 of People of the Boot, The Triumphs and Tragedy of Jews and Sport in Australia.
Excerpts about Zoe
ASHLEY BROWNE: Zoe Daniel, independent candidate for Goldstein, says the Libs have lost touch with the electorate – and clears the air on the ‘Palestine’ petition
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN journalists and politicians by nature, is supposed to be adversarial. And yes, it can sometimes spill over into something more combative and downright dirty.
But while there are plenty of ex-politicians who end up in the media, usually as pundits but occasionally as journalists, there hasn’t been that much traffic going the other way.
Which is why Zoe Daniel’s bid to win the bayside Melbourne seat of Goldstein at the forthcoming federal election is notable. She is the latest in a growing line of high-profile independent candidates standing for federal parliament and in her instance, seeking to win a seat that for generations has been held by the same party, the Liberals…