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News and views about #IndependentsDay, #ClimateElection, #ausvotes and other #auspol stuff.

#AusVotes Day 9 – Pat Dodson for Indigenous Affairs Minister: @qldaah #qldpol

April 19, 2019 – Table of contents Clive Palmer’s fake Queensland Nickel worker Pat Dodson for Indigenous Affairs Minister . Clive Palmer’s fake Queensland Nickel worker Clive Palmer addressed the media in Brisbane on Monday to announce Queensland Nickel workers would be paid the rest of their entitlements from the 2016 collapse of the refinery. […]

Stop and consider the slogans: @MediaActive #AusVotes #PropagandaWatch

The Australian Electoral Commission (@AEC) is one of our most trusted national institutions (albeit with a couple of blots on its copy-book, including a re-run of a senate election for Western Australia). Watching the electoral shenanigans in the United States with its state-based, highly partisan voting systems for national elections, we can only give thanks […]

#AusVotes Day 8 – Fascism finds a home for the election: @qldaah #qldpol

April 18, 2019 – Table of contents Zali Steggall speaks to Margo Kingston Jon not happy Cost of Coalition’s direct action climate change policy is $3.5 billion Fascism finds a home for the election . Zali Steggall speaks to Margo Kingston Zali Steggall spoke to Margo Kingston the day after the sexualised attack on her […]

Feds failing to act on river reports: @kateauty #StopPrayingForRain #ClimateAction analysis

The river is our memory, we walk along it and remember our history and our ancestors by looking at the marks and places. Uncle Badger Bates, Barkandji elder, with Katherine McBride. Submission to AAS Report on Menindee Fish Kills If you only watch the mass media you could still miss some big stories about the […]

Zali Steggall takes on Tony: @margokingston1 #WarringahVotes #podcast

Former Olympian Zali Steggall talks to Margo Kingston about her campaign to bring honesty back into politics and take on Tony Abbott for the safe Liberal seat of Warringah

#AusVotes Day 7 – False accusations: @qldaah #qldpol

April 17, 2019 – Table of contents The ghost of Twitter past has visited George Christensen Misogyny changing minds in New England Bill Shorten clears up superannuation policy as he campaigns in Cowan Scott Morrison picks some carrots as he campaigns in Tasmania IPA plan to sell the ABC Dickson profile False accusations in Dickson […]

#AusVotes Day 6 – Show us your costings: @qldaah #qldpol

April 16, 2019 – Table of contents Leaving the National Party Love shown for the ABC Show us your costings . Leaving the National Party Margo Kingston has interviewed Rob Oakeshott on why he left the National Party and became independent. On the road with Rob Oakeshott in Cowper. . Love shown for the ABC […]

Huw Kingston’s Independent adventure: @margokingston1 #HumeVotes #podcast

Huw Kingston (@Huw4Hume) describes himself as a small businessman, an adventurer, an environmentalist and a writer. But everything changed for him the day Malcolm Turnbull was rolled as prime minister, and, further influenced by his responsibility as a grandfather, Huw decided to run as an Independent in the NSW electorate of Hume. Huw spoke with […]

Get off the bus and do some journalism: @MediaActive comments on #AusVotes19 #PropagandaWatch

We frail humans, no matter how savvy we think we are, are all prey to the partisan predations of crafted propaganda. We spend our daily lives immersed in advertising logos, slogans, celebrity, branding, seductive visuals and audio lures. We have psychological scar tissue we hardly recognise. This is despite our supposedly increased awareness of and […]

On the road with Rob Oakeshott: @margokingston1 #CowperVotes #podcast

Rob Oakeshott Independent for Cowper chats with Margo Kingston live on the election trail, as noted by Rob, Margo is the first journalist in twenty years to embed themselves in his campaign.