How the pop-up @DrKerrynPhelps campaign for Wentworth came together: a @margokingston1 dinner party debrief

Also: Reporting Indi: A reflection by Margo Kingston My interest in community independents began when I covered the successful Cathy McGowan race for Indi in 2013, on Twitter and through my website No Fibs. In 2018 I became Kerryn Phelps’ unofficial Twitter campaign manager for the Wentworth by-election and focused on independents at the 2019 election, […]

Environmental activism 2021: An act of love by @margokingston1

First published on Echo NETDAILY February 11, 2021. A long time ago, maybe 20 years, I mentioned climate change in conversation with Professor David Flint, a man who proclaims his deep conservatism and convened Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy. He laughed, saying a stray meteorite would blow up the planet someday, so we may as well do […]

Corruption? Let’s remind ourselves of Joh: @margokingston1 comments

First published on Echo NETDAILY January 18, 2021. As a Brisbane teenager in Sir Joh’s stifling, authoritarian, corrupt police state, I’d buy a Nation Review each week to read Mungo on federal politics. His dark humour grounded in passionate belief gave me a way to see a Queensland politics that had hope in it. When I mentioned […]

Narrabri coal seam gas – where are we up to? @Ppl4Plains reports #Pilliga and #LockTheGate

For over ten years, the threat of a gasfield in the Pilliga State Forest to the south of Narrabri has hung over our heads. People for the Plains is a local group that first gathered in 2013 to educate ourselves and the broader community about the gasfield threats and I have been part of that […]

Musings in #coronavirusworld: @margokingston1 comments

Hello.  It’s been a while.  My last published piece was an editorial before the federal election. Two months later my plan to write an #IndependentsDay book ended when my mother was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia the day after my 60th birthday. Solitude in the home my mother and I shared for 14 years. Solitude spent taking […]

Diary of an Orbost climate refugee: @greengipps reports on #AustralianBushfires

There’s nothing special about me this week. I’m one of many hundreds, maybe thousands, worried about their homes burning down. My home in Cabbage Tree Creek, East Gippsland, might be burning as I write. I have a fire bunker which was about to get installed when the fires started and now no heavy machinery available. […]

Let’s get together on climate change and take the government on SERIOUSLY: @margokingston1 crazy idea for @NoFibs #ClimateStrike

Having been immersed in US and British politics for a while, and seen how groups with common core values can’t seem to get together to fight for them due to disagreements on other matters, I noticed a tweet by Greens leader Richard di Natale. YES!  Consider: The centre and centre right, (Steggall, Sharkie, Haines), centre […]

Inside #Medevac team effort of community and Parliament: @drkerrynphelps in conversation with @margokingston1 #auspol

Kerryn: That was an extraordinary experience and Darrin and I worked hand-in-glove because I couldn’t have done without Darrin and his connections in the Labor Party. The Labor Party had been fiddle-farting around with its refugee policy for a really long time and they were completely paralysed, they weren’t game to step up and do […]

Scott Morrison grabbed the microphone from day one and never handed it back – @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

The fact that just days after the election an article was published boasting that Prime Minister Scott Morrison had a mandate to, “do whatever the hell he likes” shows just how little scrutiny of the government there has been. Morrison grabbed the microphone on day one & never handed it back. Annabel Crabb wrote, “Having […]

#AusVotes Day 38 – The only poll that counts: @qldaah #qldpol

May 18, 2019 – Table of contents The only poll that counts . The only poll that counts Only one poll matters. It may be a cliché but it’s true. All the polling throughout a government’s term might shift a prime minister or two but only the one on election day that can shift or […]