Alice Thompson believes Mackellar is a sleeper seat: @margokingston1 #MackellarVotes #podcast

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Margo Kingston

Co-publisher and editor-in-chief at No Fibs
Margo Kingston is a retired Australian journalist and climate change activist. She is best known for her work at The Sydney Morning Herald and her weblog, Webdiary. Since 2012, Kingston has been a citizen journalist, reporting and commenting on Australian politics via Twitter and No Fibs.
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Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) caught up with Mackellar Independent Alice Thompson (@Indy_Ally) in a brief break from her time at the pre-poll stations in Mackellar, in the final days before the election.

I think Mackellar is a sleeper seat

Alice Thompson

People just don’t know where to place me: I am taking instructions from the Turnbull family; I’m a Labor hack; I’m a Greenie in disguise — does that make me brown or maybe I’m just in the middle?

Alice Thompson

The reason why [the independents] are collaborating on those issues wasn’t to be a party, but we’re representing what our local constituents are interested in, and that happens to be the same thing, and that isn’t being well served. That is what unites us, we were doing our jobs — representing and pushing this through, and to show that through collaboration we could be a strong force and a constructive force in parliament.

Alice Thompson

Alice discusses her concerns about recent NSW elections, and the potential for errors due to the differences in voting rules between the state and federal elections.

Alice spoke about the recent event with Tim Flannery, author of The Future Eaters, where they discussed extinction and why this matters for our society.

There is a lot of momentum over the last couple of weeks and more volunteers are putting their hands up every day.

Alice Thompson

I think they are coming forward because I think they can see substance.

Alice Thompson

Alice talked about the fact that running for this election has forced her into the community, and out of her day-to-day routine and balancing act of being a working mother;

It’s more my home than it’s ever been before.

Alice Thompson

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