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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 […]

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#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 […]

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#AusVotes Day 37 – Tributes for Bob Hawke on the final day: @qldaah #qldpol

May 17, 2019 – Table of contents Farrer Independent Kevin Mack believes Farrer deserves more than a ‘BYO Australia’ The scare campaign in Chisholm Hume MP Angus Taylor’s name has popped up again Pastoralist Kate McBride calls for change in river country Tributes for Bob Hawke on the final day of the campaign . Farrer […]

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Standing with a nervous nation that still believes: @margokingston1 comments on #IndependentsDay #AusVotes

We await the people’s verdict on May 18, but I’m panicking. It should have been a landslide. A deeply divided, deeply cynical, deeply corrupt government incapable of concerted action on climate change, protecting the rorts and lurks of the wealthy at the expense of the rest of us, bereft of policy ideas or vision, is […]

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#AusVotes Day 36 – Combative climate change policy: @qldaah #qldpol

May 16, 2019 – Table of contents Jeremy Miller is running to win Lyne A student and first time voter in Higgins Twisted Sister, Clive Palmer copyright infringement case Standing with a nervous nation that still believes Follow up to yesterday’s negative gearing discussion Campbell Newman sized cuts to hit federal public service Senator Bridget […]

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Julia Banks hopes to break Lib entitlement in Flinders: @margokingston1 #FlindersVotes #podcast

Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) spoke with Julia Banks (@juliabanksmp) in the final days of her campaign as an Independent candidate for the safe Liberal seat of Flinders. Julia on whether there was an ulterior motive behind the decision to run against Greg Hunt:- I made the decision way back in August that I wasn’t going to […]

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#AusVotes Day 35 – ‘Class warfare’ slogan deployed: @qldaah #qldpol

May 15, 2019 – Table of contents Kerri-Anne Kennerley explodes Turning the #AusVotes grassroots turquoise Bill Shorten campaigns in Perth against wages theft Scott Morrison campaigns in Corangamite on housing Dark clouds and silver linings, the ICAN climate action vision ‘Class warfare’ slogan deployed The guerrilla campaign to get Jim Molan over the line . […]

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An #AusVotes student and first time voter in #HigginsVotes: @adropex reports #ActiveDemocracy #YouthForFuture

Imi is 18 and a first-time federal election voter. She is currently completing Year 12 and is studying Australian Politics for VCE. She will be voting in the inner metropolitan seat of Higgins, in Melbourne. Imi has kindly agreed to answer some questions about the upcoming federal election. With no assumptions as to her knowledge […]

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#AusVotes Day 34 – Keating attacks ‘mean’ Dutton: @qldaah #qldpol

May 14, 2019 – Table of contents ‘Business as usual’ killing communities: Border Doctors’ letter to Indi and Farrer Peter Dutton “mean spirited”, says Paul Keating A Labor government would make a new submission to FWC on increasing wages Scott Morrison campaigns in the marginal seat of Boothby CSIRO was only given hours to approve […]

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Dark clouds and silver linings, the ICAN #ClimateAction vision: @adropex reports #ActiveDemocracy

Distinctive campaign battle lines were defined long before Scott Morrison’s belated April 11 announcement that we would be going to the polls on May 18. For months the Coalition had insisted the election was going to be about the economy, security and putting locals first, “to keep our economy strong, to keep Australians safe and […]

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#AusVotes Day 33 – News Corp attack in Gladstone: @qldaah #qldpol

May 13, 2019 – Table of contents Liberal candidate Steve Martin won’t come clean on dirty coal, collusion Qld UAP senate candidate Yodie Batzke may not be whom she says she is Attempted arson attack on Labor’s Belinda Hassan in Dawson Ray Kingston closes in on the nation’s safest seat Scott Morrison campaigns on housing […]

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Ray Kingston closes in on the nation’s safest seat: @margokingston1 #MalleeVotes #podcast

The electorate of Mallee, until now, has been the safest seat in the nation. Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) spoke with Independent candidate Ray Kingston (@MalleeRay) in the final days of his campaign. The National Party has been doing a heap of polling here, and they are acting like they are pretty concerned, so I will take […]

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#AusVotes Day 32 – Coalition launches Scott Morrison: @qldaah #qldpol

May 12, 2019 – Table of contents Mystery over Peter Dutton leaving the Queensland police service Bill Shorten rallies in Melbourne Coalition launches Scott Morrison . Mystery over Peter Dutton leaving the Queensland police service At the 2001 federal election, Cheryl Kernot was the member for Dickson. A fresh Liberal Party candidate by the name […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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#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, […]

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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 […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gary Oliver Kuku-Yalanji Rainforest to Saltwater man: @Jackthelad1947 #ReefReport #podcast

Gary Oliver’s ancestors have been looking after the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef around Mosman in far north Queensland for over 50,000 years. He has served in the Australian army and has extensive public service experience. Oliver is the Greens candidate for Leichhardt, a huge electorate which runs from Cairns up through Cape York […]

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#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 […]

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Rod Bower’s journey from church signs to Senate candidate: @CharliCaruso #AusVotes #podcast

NSW Senate candidate for Independents for Climate Action Now (ICAN), Rod Bower (@FrBower) is a husband, father, grandfather, author of Outspoken and — until recently — an Anglican priest in Gosford, at a church where he made his signs so famous. Charlie Caruso spoke with Rod about his decision to run for the NSW Senate […]

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#AusVotes Day 27 – Not back in black yet: @qldaah #qldpol

May 7, 2019 – Table of contents Climate policy doubts over the Liberal Party candidate for Indi UN extinction report but where is the environment minister? Warringah through the lens of Kate Zarifeh Concerns over malicious content being circulated on WeChat Independents day approaching tipping point Clive Palmer’s High Court challenge to preference publishing fails […]

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#AusVotes Day 26 – Australian made: @qldaah #qldpol

May 6, 2019 – Table of contents The debate about the debate rages Clive could spoil the election party Australian made . The debate about the debate rages Both leaders appear to have agreed to a third debate on Wednesday night at the National Press Club. Labor’s Anthony Albanese thinks Scott Morrison should also go […]

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#AusVotes Day 25 – Shorten launches, Morrison rallies: @qldaah #qldpol

May 5, 2019 – Table of contents Former Prime Minister Paul Keating enters the campaign Scott Morrison rallies on the Central Coast Labor officially launches its campaign . Former Prime Minister Paul Keating enters the campaign Paul Keating surprised ABC journalists Jane Norman and Andrew Probyn at the Labor launch in Brisbane. . Scott Morrison […]

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#AusVotes Day 24 – Space invaders: @qldaah #qldpol

May 4, 2019 – Table of contents Is the black-throated finch threatened by Adani or is Adani threatened by the black-throated finch? Jason Modica making the government remember Mallee Stoking the fires of hatred Divers keeping climate action afloat Space invaders May the fourth be with you . Is the black-throated finch threatened by Adani […]

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#AusVotes Day 23 – Candidate clear out: @qldaah #qldpol

May 3, 2019 – Table of contents Extremist links to the Queensland LNP Labor’s plan to fix the NDIS UAP candidate mocked women and Muslims Adani’s plan for the black-throated finch rejected John Alexander tells Fijians to move to higher ground over climate change Herbert profile They’ll take our vegemite Return of the Barnaby Will […]

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#AusVotes Day 22 – Know thyself: @qldaah #qldpol

May 2, 2019 – Table of contents UAP candidates demonstrate the definition of insanity A guide to strategic voting for blue, red and green progressives in safe Coalition seats Jessica Whelan flees the media Wrangling over climate change policy costings continues Know thyself: Angus Taylor lampooned for liking himself on social media Qld LNP is […]

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Divers keeping #ClimateAction afloat: @JacktheLad1947 #ReefReport #podcast

Tanya Murphy has worked on the Great Barrier Reef as a diving instructor for SunLover Reef Cruises for seven years. Her love for coral brought her to Cairns. In this interview she talks about witnessing the 2016-2017 coral bleaching events and how this led her to starting Divers For Reef Conservation. My first dive on […]

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An #AusVotes first timer talks #YouthForFuture and #ActiveDemocracy: @adropex reports

Tom is 19 and a first-time federal election voter. After completing school in 2017 he worked for a year doing whatever came his way. He is now at university, studying media and communications in the politics stream, and working nights on weekends at a pub. He will vote in the inner metropolitan seat of Macnamara, […]

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Strategic voting for blue, red and green progressives in safe Coalition seats: @margokingston1 #IndependentsDay #AusVotes guide

Now that pre-polling stations have opened nationwide, voting in the 2019 federal election has begun, so here’s my strategic voting guide in our #IndependentsDay seats. As many No Fibs readers know by now, I waged a relentless strategic voting education campaign at the Wentworth by-election after Kerryn Phelps upset progressive voters by preferencing the Liberal […]

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#AusVotes Day 21 – Extremists: @qldaah #qldpol

May 1, 2019 – Table of contents Ian Goodenough says he and Andrew Hastie briefly met with Neil Erikson Leaders with vision needed for climate action Not much change in Coalition immigration policy from 2018 numbers No deal with The Greens, says Labor Indi would make history if Independent succeeds Independent UAP candidate Stewart Hine […]

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#AusVotes Day 20 – Pauline loses another one: @qldaah #qldpol

April 30, 2019 – Table of contents Long walk to Canberra for climate action One Nation senate candidate Steve Dickson resigns The Nationals and One Nation closely aligned, says Michael McCormack Clermont horseman breaks down in court . Long walk to Canberra for climate action Wayne Jansson reports on Shannon Loughnane, a young man walking […]

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Dr Andy Lewis calls for #ClimateAction leaders with vision: @margokingston1 #QldVotes #podcast

Dr Andy Lewis has lived in North Queensland for the past 32 years while working as a marine scientist, small business owner, and CEO of the not-for-profit Coral Sea Foundation. He has raised four children on Magnetic Island and is a passionate advocate for sustainable management of our natural environment and building long-term economic and […]

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#AusVotes Day 19 – Happy pre-polling day: @qldaah #qldpol

April 29, 2019 – Table of contents Independent campaign in Farrer heats up after pastoralist backing Coalition believes childcare changes will lead to communism Happy pre-polling day . Independent campaign in Farrer heats up after pastoralist backing Wayne Jansson has been following the activity in the seat of Farrer where a rural pastoralist, Rob McBride, […]

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#AusVotes Day 18 – A bit of policy: @qldaah #qldpol

April 28, 2019 – Table of contents A bit of policy Not happy Julia Injury at Clermont . A bit of policy Both the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten took to the stage among the faithful to announce new policy. Mr Morrison has decided to freeze Australia’s refugee intake in the […]

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#AusVotes Day 17 – The anathema: @qldaah #qldpol

April 27, 2019 – Table of contents The anathema Anti-Adani and pro-Adani groups meet at Clermont . The anathema Clive Palmer has been labelled an “anathema” and a “tosser” by Labor’s Anthony Albanese in a fiery, five-minute appeal to voters not to choose the Coalition for their first preference after a deal was made to […]

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#AusVotes Day 16 – Bad candidates: @qldaah #qldpol

April 26, 2019 – Table of contents Bad candidates Margo Kingston wants to clean up democracy . Margo Kingston wants to clean up democracy Charlie Caruso spoke to Margo Kingston about how No Fibs started, the power and role Twitter plays in the modern Australian political landscape and the contribution of citizen journalists in the […]

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Margo Kingston wants to clean up democracy: @CharliCaruso #AusVotes #podcast

Charlie Caruso turns the tables on Margo Kingston and explores how No Fibs started, the power and role Twitter plays in the modern Australian political landscape and the role citizen journalists have played in the elevation of profiles and the conversations around climate change.

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#AusVotes Day 15 – Done deal: @qldaah #qldpol

April 25, 2019 – Table of contents The deal between Clive Palmer and the Liberal Party is done Unhappy Gilmore . The deal between Clive Palmer and the Liberal Party is done One would have thought that the Liberal Party would want nothing to do with a guy that once worked alongside Queensland Premier Joh […]

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#AusVotes Day 14 – #Watergate deadline passes: @qldaah #qldpol

April 24, 2019 – Table of contents Mackellar check-in Watergate deadline passes Scott Morrison launches territorial attack The conspiracy theory over BoM data rides into another day . Mackellar check-in Margo Kingston has spoken with Mackellar Independent candidate Alice Thompson. It’s that electorate next to Tony Abbott and was held by Bronwyn Bishop from 1994 […]

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#AusVotes Day 13 – Not my job: @qldaah #qldpol #Watergate

April 23, 2019 – Table of contents Not my job Hello again, Helloworld Climate denialism and conspiracy . Not my job “Not my job,” Barnaby Joyce thundered down the line to Patricia Karvelas in yesterday’s radio interview. Mr Joyce had been pressed to say if he knew Eastern Australia Agriculture had links to a tax […]

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Conservation and tourism join forces to #VoteForTheReef: @Jackthelad1947 #AusVotes #TheReefReport

Around 150 businesses and tourism operators in Far North Queensland are joining Australia’s peak marine conservation group to call on all parties in the federal election to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of climate change. The group, which includes 20 reef tourism operators and businesses from hospitality and retail to law and […]

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A successful #IndependentsDay is like winning Eurovision: @adropex reviews #GetElected #ActiveDemocracy

Pale, male and stale The political class ‘is on the nose’ and trust in our politicians is going into a deep dive. Parliament is seen as being dominated by “personalities, parties and pecuniary interests”. People are tired of the scandals, the factional power struggles and the revolving door of leadership and prime ministers. With each […]

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#AusVotes Day 12 – #Watergate case dismissed by PM: @qldaah #qldpol

April 22, 2019 – Table of contents Bob Brown singles out The Courier Mail for disgraceful coverage Sussan Ley faces a determined challenge from Kevin Mack in Farrer Watergate case dismissed by PM Conspiracy theories in the deep north Mayo check-in . Bob Brown singles out The Courier Mail for disgraceful coverage As Bob Brown’s […]

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#AusVotes Day 11 – Malcolm Turnbull enters the fray: @qldaah #qldpol

April 21, 2019 – Table of contents Malcolm Turnbull enters the fray Australian Watergate Update . Malcolm Turnbull enters the fray Malcolm Turnbull has entered the campaign to defend the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) from becoming attributed solely to him. Mr Turnbull posted a series of seven Tweets explaining what the NEG was and what […]

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#AusVotes Day 10 – Australian #Watergate: @qldaah #qldpol

April 20, 2019 – Table of contents Penalty rates to be restored under a Labor government Farmers outraged over water ‘piracy’ Head to head: Jonathan Lea and Bill Shorten on cost of climate change policy Feds failing to act on river reports Australian Watergate .Penalty rates to be restored under a Labor government Penalty rates […]

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#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. […]

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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 […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

Posted in #ClimateAction, #Columns, #IndependentsDay, #StopPrayingForRain, #Watergate, Front Page, Kate Auty | 1 Comment

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

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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#AusVotes Day 5 – The clashing of One Nation and United Australia Party: @qldaah #qldpol

April 15, 2019 – Table of contents Bill Shorten blitzing tough Victorian seats Scott Morrison has a go on the dozer in Deakin Clive Palmer suddenly agrees to pay Qld Nickel workers Poll numbers for One Nation decline . Bill Shorten blitzing tough Victorian seats Opposition Leader Bill Shorten hit some tough to win Victorian […]

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Helen Haines keeping the Indi dream alive: @margokingston1 #IndiVotes #podcast

Helen Haines (@HelenHaines1) was chosen by supporters of Voices 4 Indi  as the successor to Independent MP Cathy McGowan to contest the federal seat of Indi in north-east Victoria. Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) caught up with Helen Haines for the No Fibs podcast and spoke about Helen’s passion for Indi and her involvement in the Voices […]

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#AusVotes Day 4 – Tax cuts to the highest income earners: @qldaah #qldpol

April 14, 2019 – Table of contents How to get elected Bill Shorten campaigns on health in Reid Scott Morrison campaigns on youth unemployment in Petrie Tax cuts to the highest income earners . How to get elected Ruth McGowan writes, “I wrote Get Elected both at the urging of my sister Cathy McGowan, the […]

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#AusVotes Day 3 – Peter Dutton apologises: @qldaah #qldpol

April 13, 2019 – Table of contents Tony Abbott’s wanderings Election campaign posters disappear in Wentworth but not for Liberal candidate Bill Shorten pledges funding for skin cancer awareness Scott Morrison pledges funding for youth mental health Peter Dutton issues an apology . Tony Abbott’s wanderings Tony Abbott has been out and about in Warringah […]

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#AusVotes19 Day 2 – Peter Dutton attacks: @qldaah #qldpol

April 12, 2019 – Table of contents Unsettled science The youth vote in the seat of Griffith Tax Attack Peter Dutton attacks Labor candidate Ali France . Unsettled science Tony Abbott is back with another altered position on climate change. Nick Baker reports that Mr Abbott said, “The so-called settled science is not quite as […]

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Rural #IndiVotes says end the blame game for #ClimateElection: @kateauty #StopPrayingForRain

For those who still think our rural community of Indi is asleep on a slow train to a washed-out railway bridge, I suggest that the activity in the streets and halls all over the place should be arresting. In the main shopping strip of Euroa, on Tuesday evening this week, cattle farmers, woolgrowers, lamb producers, […]

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We’re at war, Assange is on the front line: @CharliCaruso #AusVotes #podcast

This podcast has no interviews, it just comes straight from the heart. A heart that is a little bruised and battered from what feels like a persistent and blatant attack on our freedom and our rights. Fellow Australian Julian Assange was arrested yesterday by British officers and now faces a very real threat of extradition […]

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We’re now well beyond #ClimateEmergency: @Jackthelad1947 interviews @MorganPratchett for #TheReefReport

Professor Morgan Pratchett is a research fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, based at James Cook University, Townsville. He has broad interests in population and community ecology of coral reef organisms, especially corals and fishes. His current research focuses on major disturbances that impact coral reef ecosystems, with a view […]

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Taking the temperature of the #ClimateElection for #AusVotes19: @takvera explainer

The upcoming federal ballot has been dubbed the ‘Climate Election’, so it’s time to put Australia’s long list of recent prime ministers — and the nation’s political parties (including some Independent candidates) — under the climate change magnifying glass to explore what’s really possible to achieve for climate policy at the poll. Australian PMs and […]

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#Ausvotes 2019 Day 1 – Election date called for May 18: @qldaah #qldpol

April 11, 2019 – Table of contents Scare at Peter Dutton’s office turns out to be a rat trap Indi, you give me fever Scott Morrison calls the election for May 18 Adani set to feature in election campaign . Scare at Peter Dutton’s office turns out to be a rat trap Allyson Horn was […]

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Newman’s henchmen – Captain GetUp and the Queensland connection to #WarringahVotes: @qldaah #Qgame #qldpol

The man behind Warringah’s superhero, Captain GetUp, is Gerard Benedet. The orange character arrived on Sydney’s northern beaches via a post by The Australian. The Twitter account describes itself as arriving, “to tell you what to think and how to act this election! Authorised by Gerard Benedet, Advance Aus Ltd Brisbane.” As Nine Entertainment Corporation’s […]

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I felt she was speaking directly to me: @digitdave reflects on @indigocathy and #ActiveDemocracy with @adropex

Like the waters of the Murray-Darling Basin, communities run deep in regional and rural Australia. From the Hawkesbury River and the central coast of New South Wales to the Murray River and the valleys and ranges of north east Victoria, people gathered at Parliament House overlooking Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin to listen to Cathy McGowan’s […]

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Anthony Pesec stands up for ACT Senate: @margokingston1 #ACTvotes #podcast

Anthony Pesec was born and raised in Canberra and spoke with Margo Kingston about his mission to represent the best interests of Canberrians in the Senate as an Independent.

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Rebekha Sharkie on centrism, certainty and climate: @margokingston1 #MayoVotes #podcast

Rebekha Sharkie (@MakeMayoMatter) was so committed to the opportunity to represent the electorate of Mayo that she took the bold move to take out a second mortgage on her house and quit her job. Thankfully, the story ended well and her dedication to the community was rewarded with a large swing that secured her the […]

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Marine conservationist @DavidCazzulino taking #ClimateAction in Cairns: @Jackthelad1947 #TheReefReport audio interview

This week has been full of devastating news about the effects of climate on the Great Barrier Reef. I interviewed David Cazzulino from Australian Marine Conservation Society Cairns. David talks about the link to climate change and the damage it’s doing to coral. On The bright side he covers the Fight For The Reef campaign. […]

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Alice Thompson ready to drive change: @margokingston1 #MackellarVotes #podcast

Alice Thompson (@Indy_Ally) is running as an Independent for the safe Liberal seat of Mackellar. Alice spoke with No Fibs Founder, Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) on the latest episode of the No Fibs podcast about why she is running and how she’ll be different.

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#Ausvotes 2019 NoFibs pre-election blog – Budget bounce and budget failure: @qldaah #Qgame #qldpol

April 8, 2019 – Table of contents Political tension over Adani ahead of poll The campaign for Indi kicks off Electric car policy flare-up Federal budget a success or a failure, depending on who you read . Political tension over Adani ahead of poll Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath has reportedly threatened his own federal […]

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Shouting at the television and planting gardens: #ActiveDemocracy stories by @adropex

What do shouting at the television and gardening have in common? From little things big things have grown. Gather ’round people, let me tell you a story… or two. Whilst a television was not one of the perks of an Aboriginal stockman’s life in the Northern Territory in 1966, the story of Vincent Lingiari and […]

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#Ausvotes 2019 NoFibs pre-election blog Day 2: @qldaah #Qgame #qldpol

April 6, 2019 – Table of contents Shouting at the television and planting gardens. Donations to One Nation. Election Speculation. Tony Abbott a Chinese ‘patsie’ or patsy? Checking in with Mallee. . Shouting at the Television and Planting Gardens Lesley Howard from NoFibs has written, “What do shouting at the television and gardening have in […]

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#ausvotes 2019 NoFibs pre-election blog Day 1: @qldaah #Qgame #qldpol

(April 5, 2019) Pre-election day 1 – Electric vehicles, derision in News Corp ranks and Adani may pose a problem Electric vehicles During an interview on the Kyle and Jackie O show, a question on electric vehicle (EV) recharge times led opposition leader Bill Shorten to state that it takes 8-10 minutes to charge an […]

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Strap in for #IndependentsDay ride: @margokingston1 progress report #KingstonReports

The starter’s gun is about to go off, so I thought I’d let you know who we are, where we’re at and how you can help. The mission No Fibs is back to support and report the campaigns of quality independents standing in safe Coalition seats who are committed to strong action on climate change […]

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Rebekha Sharkie says get engaged and enraged for #Ausvotes: @MakeMayoMatter #ViewFromTheCrossbench

I wonder whether the ordinary voter is not becoming sick and tired of the vested interests which unduly influence the present political parties and yearn for the emergence of a third political force representing middle of the road policies which would owe allegiance to no outside pressure group. Don Chipp (from Hansard) This quote is […]

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Oliver Yates on taking on Frydenberg: @margokingston1 #KooyongVotes #podcast

Oliver Yates is a former Macquarie banker, and head of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, who spoke with Margo Kingston about his campaign to run for the seat of Kooyong as an Independent

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Kerryn Phelps stepping up again: @margokingston1 #WentworthVotes #podcast

Margo Kingston interviews Dr Kerryn Phelps, member for Wentworth to discuss why authenticity and delivering on promises is key to her campaign.

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Political donation loopholes: @CharliCaruso #AusVotes #podcast

How are political parties using loopholes to hide political donations? How are political donations influencing policy outcomes in Australia? Would 100% publicly funded political campaigns even be viable? Charlie Caruso chats with Kate Griffiths of the Grattan Institute and together explore some inconvenient truth about political donations in Australia

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Chief Scientist at #GBR Marine Park Authority fears heavy damage from #CycloneTrevor: @Jackthelad1947 #TheReefReport

Our climate is warming and this is causing changes in the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem which makes the Reef more vulnerable to possible impacts particularly over summer and cyclone season. In 2016 and 2017 there was unprecedented back-to-back coral bleaching on the Reef north of Cairns. Fortunately this bleaching was not repeated in the summer of 2018, but the […]

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The Wyatt Roy scenario and why the Queensland LNP prefer One Nation: @qldaah comments #qldpol #auspol

In 2015, Julie Bishop declared that Wyatt Roy would be the prime minister of Australia by 2029. Journalist Jana Wendt wrote a lengthy exposé for SBS on him ascending to that role. Yet, in the following year, he had lost his Queensland seat of Longman and Ms Bishop was chastising him for visiting the Iraq […]

Posted in #auspol, #Columns, #Qgame, #RecentlyPopular, David Marler, Front Page, Queensland | 1 Comment

Campbell Newman’s claim of happy Labor/One Nation preference unfounded: @qldaah comments #qldpol #auspol

Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman’s attempt to jump on the Greens-bashing wagon has failed miserably. Days of back-and-forth action between the major parties over preferencing One Nation and the Greens reached a crescendo on Friday night, but Mr Newman had the wrong year for his attack; he also seemed unaware that his own Liberal National […]

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Jeremy Miller on his bid to represent Lyne: @margokingston1 #LyneVotes #podcast

Margo Kingston interviews Independent candidate Jeremy Miller to discuss the safe seat of Lyne and his approach to replacing Dr David Gillespie, who this week announced his support for a government-backed coal-fired power plant.

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Adam Blakester taking on Barnaby Joyce: @CharliCaruso #NewEnglandVotes #podcast

@CharliCaruso interviews New England Independent Candidate @adamblakester and touched on the major issues and concerns facing Barnaby Joyce’s electorate, and the greater state of political dysfunction in Australia

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Agendas behind the AABill: @CharliCaruso #AusVotes #podcast

Welcome to the second episode of the No Fibs Podcast series, following the previously condensed version of this podcast. It includes long-form, un-cut interviews with WA Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, director of the Flux Party Daithí Ó Gliasáin, and Felicity Ruby. More commonly referred to as the AABill, the Assistance and Access Bill (2018) was […]

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Pre-election AABill explainer: @CharliCaruso #AusVotes #podcast

I am honoured to produce the very first No Fibs podcast, in which I’ve focused on a summary explainer of the Assistance and Access Bill (2018). This first episode is a cut-down version that condenses three interviews I conducted over the past week with WA Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John (@Jordonsteele); Daithí Ó Gliasáin (@okdaithi) who […]

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The #AusVotes preference system or choosing sides when your team can’t make the Grand Final: @adropex stops #ShoutingAtTheTV and comments

The closest I have come to an election campaign was handing out How-to-Vote cards in the Victorian state election last year, but I must admit to being an interested observer of #Auspol since the 2013 federal election which saw a local independent unseat a major party incumbent in the hitherto safe Liberal seat of Indi. […]

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Gen Y could change the #ausvotes game this May: @CharliCaruso #SmashingAvocado comments

A few months out from the 2019 Australian federal election the flurry of graphs, predictions and opinion pieces about “safe seats” and “seats in danger” have begun to fill my Twitter feed. These predictions — numbers that often dictate target electorates for a procession of campaign buses — is largely based on the data of […]

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The @NoFibs #IndependentsDay Twitter mission at #ausvotes: @margokingston1 comments

The way I see it, every safe Coalition seat must be in play in the sense that quality indies ask tough questions incumbents are forced to answer. That requires courageous indies & committed, creative citizens because a weakened local media can’t do it. Ready to play? #ausvotes — Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) February 22, 2019 Hi. […]

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The #auspol preference trap at #WentworthVotes: @margokingston1 comments

Here’s my attempt to explain the preferencing imbroglio in Wentworth and how to vote strategically to defeat the Lib. Preferences are causing trouble in Wentworth, and if we’re not careful the left will elect the Liberal – a terrible blow for climate change, Nauru refugees, gay rights and lots more. Here’s how they work. Say […]

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Dee Madigan referred to Qld Ethics Committee over Jarrod Bleijie ridicule – @qldaah #qldpol

NSW resident and non member of the Queensland parliament, Dee Madigan, has been referred to the state’s ethics committee for ridiculing Jarrod Bleijie MP.

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The #climate journey of Kermit the Growling Grass Frog from Craigieburn to #COP23 with @takvera

Part travelogue, part storytelling about the UN climate conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany, this article was originally published at Sustainable Fawkner blog by Nofibs reporter John Englart. Kermit, the Growling Grass Frog couldn’t resist the opportunity of hitching a ride in my bag to Bonn, Germany and COP23. What frog doesn’t want to see the […]

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Part 6 of the Queensland election blog for 2017 – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017. Check back for updates.

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AEMO has not modelled a 50 percent renewable energy target for Qld #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

The Courier Mail claims of Queensland power station closures and blackouts under question.

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Part 5 of the Queensland election blog for 2017 – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017. Check back for updates.

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Part 4 of the Queensland election blog for 2017 – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017. Check back for updates.

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