‘Business as usual’ killing communities: Border Doctors’ letter to #IndiVotes and #FarrerVotes

A group of medical practitioners known as Border Doctors have made a direct call for funding to end metropolitan/regional health disparities in the communities of the NSW-Victorian border electorates of Farrer and Indi. The doctors signing this letter believe that we need fundamental change in the way health resources are distributed. Medicare spending and state […]

#AusVotes Day 31 – ABC five year plan: @qldaah #qldpol

May 11, 2019 – Table of contents Coalition pitch for a global netball hub Labor’s plan to restore funding to the ABC . Coalition pitch for a global netball hub Michael Koziol reported, “The Coalition will make a pitch to young female athletes with a $30 million plan to raise the profile of Australian netball […]

Anthony Pesec’s battle for the second ACT senate seat: @margokingston1 #SenateVotes #podcast

Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) checks in with Anthony Pesec (@anthonypesec) — Independent candidate for the second ACT senate seat — as federal election day looms. They discuss the importance and value of strategically voting in order to defeat hard-right Liberal, Zed Seselja, who hasn’t attended a single meet-the-candidates forum. Zed Seselja is widely known for going […]

#AusVotes Day 30 – Costings day: @qldaah #qldpol

May 10, 2019 – Table of contents Liberal candidate for Indi Steve Martin working with Cory Bernardi Scott Morrison pitches coal school Costings day . Liberal candidate for Indi Steve Martin working with Cory Bernardi Wayne Jansson reported, “Liberal Indi candidate Steve Martin’s campaign is working with Cory Bernardi’s far right Australian Conservatives. In Wangaratta, […]

Oliver Yates taking it to ‘moneybags’ Frydenberg: @margokingston1 #KooyongVotes #podcast

Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) speaks with #KooyongVotes Independent candidate Oliver Yates (@_Oliver_Yates) on the latest episode of the No Fibs podcast and explores the challenges of campaigning in an electorate where the incumbent has reportedly thrown millions of dollars to safeguard. Josh Frydenberg has put 12 people at the pre-poll centre, basically making it impossible for […]

Dryland farmers want #ClimateAction answers before #AusVotes: @KateAuty #StopPrayingForRain #IndiVotes

The little Victorian town of Euroa is a centre for dryland agriculture at the south-eastern end of the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB). Climate change is impacting the town and its surrounds.  Although it is in the MDB, Euroa is not one of the towns in the news as it’s not an irrigators’ centre. It is nevertheless […]

#AusVotes Day 29 – Keep stopped the boats: @qldaah #qldpol

May 9, 2019 – Table of contents Rod Bower’s journey from church signs to Senate candidate Labor’s war against News Corp escalates The case of the missing environment minister Peter Dutton launches boat stopping policy (again) . Rod Bower’s journey from church signs to Senate candidate Charlie Caruso reports, “NSW Senate candidate for Independents for […]

The Liberal campaign in #KooyongVotes an #AusVotes dinosaur: @adropex reports #ActiveDemocracy

Cutting his parliamentary teeth in the Tony Abbott opposition of the 43rd Parliament, Josh Frydenberg could be excused for thinking that with a blue-ribbon seat and a bit of judicious backing in the leadership spills he was set for life. Certainly, since winning the seat of Kooyong in 2010, his rise through the Liberal Party […]

Adam Blakester now a serious contender for Barnaby Joyce’s seat: @margokingston1 #NewEnglandVotes #podcast

In the NSW seat of New England, an electorate larger than Tasmania, Independent candidate Adam Blakester (@adamblakester) has been named as the primary threat facing National Party incumbent, Barnaby Joyce. A poll conducted by the Tamworth Business Chamber indicated Joyce was leading, with 46.4 per cent of the vote compared to 43.1pc who declared their […]

#AusVotes Day 28 – Playing ‘gotcha shit’: @qldaah #qldpol

May 8, 2019 – Table of contents All care, no responsibility for the media’s message Fijian PM Frank Bainimarama returns serve on John Alexander over ‘move to higher ground’ comment The egg that rolled climate change off the front pages Playing ‘gotcha shit’- News Corp’s attack on Bill Shorten’s Mum . All care, no responsibility […]