#IndiVotes

Current Member Cathy McGowan (@indigocathy) won the safe Liberal seat by a mere 439 votes (0.5% margin) from, Sophie Mirabella in 2013. McGowan is supported by grassroots community group, Voices For Indi (@voicesforindi).
At the 2016 election, McGowan again beat, Mirabella increasing her margin by 4.4%.
McGowan is not re-contesting the seat and is supporting Voices for Indi backed independent candidate Helen Haines (@HelenHaines1).

4.9% margin vs LIB
Area: 29,187 sq km
Location: North East Victoria
Australian Electoral Commission seat profile
Division of Indi on Wikipedia
Crossbench shares common ground not votes: @indigocathy comments on #IndiVotes leadership and #IndependentsDay hopes for @HelenHaines1
Helen Haines: website
Cathy McGowan: website

Fight the #ClimateEmergency and you might even win #ausvotes: @jansant comments on #ClimateElection

What if there was a climate emergency and the major party’s didn’t turn up? If you listen to many in mainstream media – what climate election? But they’re dead wrong. The Coalition and Labor Party failed to turn up – others didn’t and won victories or made strong inroads into the Coalition primary vote – […]

Election day 2019 in the orange seat of #IndiVotes in photos: @jansant reports

Helen Haines, optimistic about tomorrow: @margokingston1 #IndiVotes #podcast

Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) catches up with Independent candidate Helen Haines (@HelenHaines1) while on the road in the Victorian electorate of Indi for the final No Fibs #IndependentsDay podcast before the federal election. They discuss Helen’s recent panel appearance on ABC’s QandA, and how it appeared to spook the opposition. As Margo notes, a couple of […]

Captain GetUp saving #IndiVotes from itself: @Jansant comments on #AusVotes

Prime Minister Scott Morrison dropped into Wangaratta on Wednesday this week for a quick press conference but did not take any questions from media — nothing to see here. This follows Tuesday’s visit to the same Indi battleground by far-right climate change denial group Advance Australia’s Captain GetUp — and there was definitely something to […]

Nat senator sees ‘great hoax’ in #ClimateAction: @Jansant reports on @senbmckenzie #IndiVotes

At pre-poll in Wangaratta on Saturday, Senator Bridget McKenzie refused to provide the cost to our economy of not taking swift and decisive action against climate change. I asked McKenzie what the economic cost of not taking fast action against climate was:- Bridget McKenzie (BM): Our country set very ambitious emission targets.No Fibs (Me): But […]

Lib @SteveForIndi won’t come clean on dirty coal, collusion: @jansant reports on #IndiVotes

The Liberal candidate for Indi Steve Martin has refused to answer questions about his campaign’s collusion with Cory Bernardi’s far right Australian Conservatives, or his support for brown coal power stations, when asked at Wodonga pre-poll on Saturday. No Fibs: So you’re refusing to answer any questions on anything, is that it?Martin: Yes that’s right. […]

Unlocking the potential of #ClimateAction: @HelenHaines1 comments on #IndiVotes

Something has changed this election. I’ve lived in the North East for 33 years and have a pretty good sense of the usual issues discussed on lunch breaks and at dinner tables in our communities. As I’ve travelled around Indi these past few months, there’s been a shift. The issue people have raised with me […]

‘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 […]

Exclusive: @SteveForIndi’s Libs caught colluding with @corybernardi’s @AuConservatives: @jansant reports on #IndiVotes

Liberal Indi candidate Steve Martin’s campaign is working with Cory Bernardi’s far right Australian Conservatives. In Wangaratta, at least, Martin’s campaign team is setting up for both parties at pre-poll. No Fibs received a tip that local Liberal Greg Mirabella was setting up pre-poll for Bernardi’s Senate candidate most mornings and their A-frame signs were […]

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 […]