Indie @AdamBlakester challenges @Barnaby_Joyce to face voters: @jansant reports on #Watergate

Former Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has been called to face the public — particularly his constituents in the NSW rural electorate of New England — over a staggering record payment of $79 million for water buy-backs in 2017. Independent candidate for New England Adam Blakester spoke to No Fibs and said […]

Kevin Mack’s push to pause Basin plan: @jansant #FarrerVotes #Watergate #podcast

Former Minister for Health Sussan Ley is under siege in her ultra-safe Liberal seat of Farrer in rural NSW, where Independent candidate Kevin Mack is putting in a strong challenge. Mr Mack is the Mayor of Albury and has taken leave for the duration of the federal election campaign. He spoke to No Fibs about […]

Bob Brown back on campaign trail to #StopAdani: @jansant #Auspol #ClimateElection #podcast

Former federal Greens leader Bob Brown is back on the campaign trail on the #StopAdani Convoy heading up the east coast of Australia. Brown spoke to No Fibs about the convoy at Albury-Wodonga, where around 200-300 people gathered early on Easter Friday to join the convoy and show their support. Show your support or join […]

#FarrerVotes farmers outraged over water ‘piracy’: @jansant reports on #Watergate

Farmers are “angry” over allegations aired on The Project that record prices were paid by former Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce under the buy-back scheme to a company founded by current Energy Minister Angus Taylor. No Fibs spoke with Independent candidate for the NSW rural electorate of Farrer, Kevin Mack (@Mack4Farrer), who […]

People-strong in face of cashed-up Libs: @jansant comments on @HelenHaines1 #IndiVotes baton-catch

From the city to the bush, the Coalition is looking down the barrel at an electoral disaster of its own making, born from arrogantly refusing to listen to the voices in its electorates. The battle is no longer about saving the furniture: it’s about saving the house itself. It remains to be seen how all […]

Election fever in #IndiVotes as 230 attend rural #Benalla candidates night: @jansant reports

Last night in the rural city of Benalla 230 #IndiVotes constituents attended a ‘meet the candidates’ evening hosted by local journalist Libby Price. The candidates: Shane Wheatland UAP Helen Haines Ind Mark Byatt Nat Eric Kerr Lab Steve Martin Lib The evening started with a short introduction from each of the candidates, then questions from […]

Cathy McGowan reflects on community politics: @jansant #IndiVotes #podcast

Hi, I’m Wayne Jansson and this is a Margo Kingston’s No Fibs podcast. I came to No Fibs via Twitter during the 2013 election campaign when Margo put a call out for citizen journalists to cover seats where they live. I reported Cathy McGowan’s 2013 Indi campaign, in fact she was my first ever interview. […]

The Cube Wodonga turns orange for #IndependentsDay @HelenHaines1 #IndiVotes campaign launch with transcript: @jansant reports

The Cube in Wodonga turned orange today as Helen Haines (@HelenHaines1) launched her #IndiVotes campaign with Cathy McGowan MP (Indi) (@indigocathy) and an army of supporters there in support. Haines told supporters her campaign is on track. This first phase of the campaign since the Voices for Indi forum has been about getting our orange […]

Independents day looms large as Indi finds its voice in #VicVotes seats of #Benambra and #OVvotes: @jansant reports

In 2013 after Cathy McGowan won the Federal seat of Indi, the group that shot her into the National spotlight, Voice 4 Indi changed it’s name to Voices 4 Indi. It was only a small change but one the Coalition party’s should’ve paid more attention to because fast forward to 2018, the region is bristling […]

Rusted off or how I learned to stop worrying and love the indie: @jansant comments #WentworthVotes #auspol

You could say I’ve been pretty loud in the #WentworthVotes hashtag and you’d be right. Here’s why. In 2013 I was convinced (maybe easily) by a few Twitter accounts I banter with in #auspol to contribute to Margo Kingston’s No Fibs Federal election coverage. A project/experiment with citizens reporting from the seats they lived in: or grassroots […]