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Dave Lennon from #MalleeVotes captured @MalleeRay taking time off from the campaign to shear his sheep. Photo Dave Lennon

A forum, the future and covering all base camps on the #MalleeVotes campaign: @davelennonabc with @malleeray

I missed the first forum of the campaign in Mildura but got to Nhill. Let’s talk Nhill, I mentioned it briefly in the piece about Pyramid Hill but it is a truly remarkable community, another that has reversed its fortunes by embracing migrants and the economic opportunities they bring. At Nhill it is the Karen […]

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Outshining detractors and dirty tricks: @MilesProust reports from @RobOakeshott1 #CowperVotes campaign

High-profile independent candidate for the NSW electorate of Cowper Rob Oakeshott recently released his commitment to climate change action at the small Macleay village of Gladstone. His two-page document included a promise to vote against any new coal or gas power stations, calling out dirty money used for lobbying and to support policies that prioritise […]

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‘Pissed off and passionate’ #IndependentsDay primer: @hula_grl extract from #GetElected

I wrote Get Elected both at the urging of my sister Cathy McGowan, the Member for Indi, as a way of capturing and sharing the Indi experiences, and also to improve the diversity of representation in Australian politics where the vast majority of politicians are ‘older, white men’.  I hope that I can inspire diverse […]

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#MalleeVotes will not be ignored: @davelennonabc reports on Ray Kingston’s clarion call #CampaignInsiders

I’ve been to a few election campaign launches over the journey: some slick, some frankly embarrassing, but I’ve never been to one like this. The Independent Voice for Mallee, Ray Kingston, chose the local bowling club at Rupanyup during the Dirt Music festival to make his case to be the next MP for the electorate. […]

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Peoples’ voice emerging for #NewEnglandVotes: @tallawang reports on @AdamBlakester call to action

I first met Adam Blakester (@AdamBlakester) about 12 years ago in Armidale. We chatted over a cup of coffee and discovered a series of common interests. Renewable energy and sustainability were among them, but they are only the tip of the iceberg. As a regenerative farmer with almost 20 years under my belt in the […]

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You’re invited to back the beard! We’re launching Ray Kingston @malleeray: @davelennonabc reports on #MalleeVotes

Back the Beard! Ray Kingston The Independent for Mallee will officially launch his campaign this Sunday, April 7, at 6pm live at the Rupanyup Bowling Club. If you can’t be there it will be live streamed here or you can watch it later at the same link. You’ve heard too much over the years from […]

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Florries, family ties, pelicans and wheelie bins for @malleeray in #malleevotes: @davelennonabc reports

It was a funny old week during which not a lot happened publicly, apart from preparations continuing behind the scenes for that moment Scomo says go! The big difference was that unlike last week — when it took a 6am start to allow time to drive over to Kerang and Pyramid Hill — this time […]

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Canberra Nippers founder and keen #auspol follower throws support behind @AnthonyPesec’s #ausvotes challenge for Seselja’s #SenateACT spot: @BethanyinCBR comments

I live in Canberra, by far the best city in Australia. With the exception of South Australia and the Northern Territory I have lived in every state of Australia, and also New Zealand, so I reckon I ought to know. I was born in Melbourne, grew up on the South Coast of NSW, and moved […]

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Would it kill you to listen? On the campaign trail with @malleeray #malleevotes: @davelennonabc reports

After a week in the shearing shed Ray Kingston (@MalleeRay) the Independent for Mallee kicked off Saturday in a cafe at Kerang just talking to people who wanted to have a chat about their concerns. Next came the Kerang Markets, which spread along the walkway in a lush park just across the road from the […]

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A quarter of a million dollars? Tell him he’s dreamin’: @davelennonabc reports from inside @malleeray’s #MalleeVotes campaign

The other weekend — as is my wont — I was reclining on the chaise longue at Chateau Lennon, a flute of Moet in hand, when the butler brought in the freshly-ironed copy of the The Saturday Paper. Its lead article was the tale of Damien Hodgkinson, the campaigner behind Phelps, Banks and Steggall. I […]

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Shifting sands of politics on the Northern Beaches: @mikehallsydney reports from inside @Indy_Ally #MackellarVotes campaign

The B1 bus from the Northern Beaches is packed with kids all chatting excitedly. I’m heading to the Climate Strike in Sydney’s CBD with Alice Thompson (@Indy_Ally), who’s running as an Independent in Mackellar. We’re both wearing her bright yellow campaign T-shirt. Next to me is a bloke with grey hair, dark suit, headphones on, […]

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Politics can wait, there’s shearing to be done as @malleeray takes a break from the #malleevotes campaign: @Davelennonabc on the trail

The Ballet of the Shearing Shed… I went to get these shots, it was my first visit to a shearing shed since I was a teenager and three things struck me: it was hot, it was busy and everyone knew their roles in a comparatively small space, moving with surprising speed and agility to get […]

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Reports of Maryborough’s death have been greatly exaggerated: @Davelennonabc on the #malleevotes trail with @malleeray

Democracy is a funny thing. These days few would argue against the concept of one vote, one value. The age of the gerrymander is over, in Australia anyway. But in order to keep things straight the Australian Electoral Commission periodically reviews the boundaries of seats that get outside the margins. All well and good: democracy, […]

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Why I stuffed up a perfectly good semi-retirement to help @malleeray win: @Davelennonabc on #malleevotes

Before the why let’s have a look at the how. At the end of last year I was happily cruising to the end of my time at the ABC when the Andrew Broad scandal erupted. Our local MP in sex scandal. Well I never… and neither did anyone else! It just so happened that on […]

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Broad disapproval of Nats fuels challenge from #MalleeVotes local candidate @MalleeRay: @Davelennonabc reports on #IndependentsDay #ausvotes

This post kicks off regular #malleevotes blogs between now and the federal election. The seat of Mallee is a huge 81,962 square kilometres, or put another way if you jump in a car in Mildura at one end of the electorate and drive to Maryborough at the other, you won’t have much change out of […]

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