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

#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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Part 3 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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First Fossil award shines a ray on everyone taking #climateaction at #COP23 – @takvera

Bonn, Germany: The first Climate Action Network (CAN) Fossil of the Day award at the UN Climate Conference COP23 was a small Ray of the Day. There is a certain leader who is on everyone’s mind at this UN Climate Conference, so the first CAN Fossil of the Day award is actually an award for […]

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Malcolm Roberts seeks political donations – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

A blog to explore the solicitation of political donations by Malcolm Roberts in relation to Queensland’s electoral laws. Check back for updates.

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March for #climatejustice in Bonn at #COP23 calls for #endcoal by @takvera

Latest report from Nofibs reporter John Englart in Bonn Germany for the UN Climate Change Conference: In the immediate vicinity of the latest UN climate change conference COP23 and the largest lignite mining area of Europe, twenty five thousand people demonstrated for the immediate implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement in the city of Bonn, […]

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Archive of The Courier Mail’s front pages during election 2017 #qldvotes – @Qldaah

A blog recording the The Courier Mail and The Sunday Mail front pages and how they feature in the campaign. Check back for updates.

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Part 2 of the Queensland election blog for 2017 – #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017.

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Australia and coal at Bonn Climate conference #COP23 by @takvera

On an international level, the politics around climate action have moved substantially since 2015 and the signing of the Paris Agreement. I was at the UN climate change conference in Paris – COP21 – and it was a significant moment. But the politics in Australia is still heavily mired in the past, and the vested […]

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How the @QldGreens will stop Adani – #qldvotes @Qldaah

A rolling blog exploring the specific legislative and/or constitutional steps the Queensland Greens will use to stop the Adani Carmichael coal mine should they win the balance of power in the Queensland election. Check back for updates. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Questions for the Queensland Greens. Answers from the Queensland Greens. Annastacia […]

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Pt 1 of Qld election blog for 2017 – Election chatter #qldvotes #qldpol @Qldaah

Ongoing coverage of the Queensland election campaign for 2017.

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Cory Bernardi takes out the #GoldKenny – @Qldaah #auspol

One Tweet to bind them all.

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Energy and economics: @albericie Vs @chriskkenny Twitter battle – @Qldaah #auspol

After Emma Alberici questioned Malcolm Turnbull’s commitment to liberalism, Chris Kenny lept to the defence of the PM. So we now have a Liberal PM who's whacking a tax on banks, interfering in energy mkt & now using taxpayer $ to prop up commercial media 🤔 — Emma Alberici (@albericie) September 13, 2017 The green left […]

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Andrew Bolt picks up a #GoldKenny award – @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

Andrew Bolt breaks Godwin’s Law in marriage equality campaign.

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Caleb Bond takes out this week’s #GoldKenny award – @Qldaah #auspol

‘Let’s attack North Korea’ mentality takes out the award for this week.

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Lyle Shelton and Cella White take out this week’s #GoldKenny award – @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

Marriage equality is the topic of this week’s Gold Kenny award.

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Daily Telegraph editor Christopher Dore wins #GoldKenny award – @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

Former The Courier Mail editor and current The Daily Telegraph editor Christopher Dore wins a Gold Kenny.

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Queensland media freaks out over #qldvotes election speculation – @Qldaah #qldpol

Tensions high in #qldpol as Labor and LNP launch Twitter election missiles.

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Trashing Queensland: How the Newman Govt made the state into NSW’s dump – @Qldaah #qldpol

A policy decision in 2012 has led to a 210,000 tonne jump in the volume of interstate waste being tipped in Queensland.

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Pauline Hanson wrongly claims influence over Palaszczuk Govt policy – @Qldaah #qldpol

In a series of tweets, the One Nation leader claims to have pressured the Queensland Government into announcing legislation to protect seniors in retirement villages hours after a community forum. However, the policy had been announced a month earlier.

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Tripartisan #Auspol launch of #ClimateHealthStrategy in Canberra reports @takvera

In a rare note of tripartisan support, Liberal, Labor and Greens politicians were all present at the launch of the ground breaking National Strategy on Climate and Health and Well-being for Australia by the Climate and Health Alliance. The world’s first health and climate framework policy initiative has been in development for over a year […]

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George Christensen’s superiority complex captured in a Twitter moment – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

George Christensen claims some refugees shouldn’t be in Australia and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton knows all about it.

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Under Trump US goes rogue in leaving #ParisAgreement reports @takvera

This article was originally published at Climate Action Moreland by John Englart, who has attended COP21 and COP22 as an NGO observer. President Trump has announced the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, but says he is also open to a renegotiation. Germany, France, Italy and other nations say that the Paris Agreement is […]

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Dining over mining: Qld Land Court Rules against New Acland coal mine – @takvera

The Queensland Land Court has ruled against the New Hope application to expand its existing open-cut New Acland Coal mine (Stage 3) in Queensland’s Darling Downs which was proposed to operate for an additional 12 years to 2029. This is first time the Queensland Land Court in a contested case has outright rejected a coal […]

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Australia shamelessly backs #fossilfuel influence at Bonn climate negotiations reports @takvera

In a workshop on how non-party actors can boost climate action at the UN #SB46 climate negotiations in Bonn, Australia shamelessly supported business and fossil fuel interests in the discussion on development of conflict of interest policy for UN climate negotiations. The negotiations in Bonn started well, with Australia noting the need for sustained and […]

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Santos Chairman admits business plan assumes 4C #globalwarming reports @takvera

It was revealed at Santos AGM in Adelaide on 4 May 2017 by Chairman Peter Coates that the company business plan is based upon a 4 degrees temperature rise scenario from climate change. This is at odds with commitments outlined in a statement on climate risk disclosure in April to investors. Santos Chairman Peter Coates […]

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At her discretion: Queensland election speculation – @Qldaah #qldpol

A short blog for those who like to speculate on the Queensland election date.

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Protest occupies Downer EDI office: Don’t get into bed with #Adani reports @takvera

Climate activists are this morning occupying the Melbourne offices of Downer EDI, a mining infrastructure company, to protest participation in developing the Adani Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin of Queensland. The mine is widely seen as a climate carbonbomb with no social license. [View the story “Protest occupies Downer EDI office: Don’t get […]

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Pauline Hanson endorses kidnapper Mark Ellis for Macalister – @Qldaah #Pinkenba6 #qldpol

Mark Ellis was part of a group of six Queensland police officers who in 1994 dumped three children in the bush at Pinkenba.

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Photo Gallery: Melburnians #marchforscience by @takvera

Police were predicting 400 people might turn up, instead up to 5000 scientists and science supporters rallied and marched through Melbourne streets as part of the global #marchforscience rallies organized in about 600 cities and towns around the world. Australia’s scientists have already felt Federal budget cuts for science research and funding for the CSIRO […]

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Shark attack: When #auspol meets marine apex predator the great white shark – @takvera

John Englart published this article on The Great White shark, climate change and ocean carbon cycles on his climate blog. The latest media ‘hysteria’ about shark attack arises from a tragic fatal bite incident when WA teenager Laeticia Brouwer was mauled by a shark at the popular surf break – Kelp Beds – near Esperance […]

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Adani’s Abbot Point #coal contamination of Caley Valley #wetlands reports @takvera

Adani’s coal export terminal at Abbot Point was in the direct path of Category 4 Cyclone Debbie. There was reason to expect a large storm surge, but this did not occurr, but the destructive winds and torrential rain caused Adani to release a large amount of contaminated water into the adjacent wetlands and ocean. On […]

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Qld farmers left stranded by Barnaby Joyce’s red tape – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s favouritism for New South Wales exposed.

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Tarnya Smith claims Australia’s NAPLAN online ‘bungled’ by Qld – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

The Queensland LNP’s Shadow Science Minister Tarnya Smith appears not to understand the NAPLAN program.

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PHONy deals: The Qld LNP’s path to appeasement of One Nation – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

While Queensland Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls dithers on the question of preferencing One Nation, others appear to be making the decision for him.

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Pauline Hanson downs PHON plane page – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

Under scrutiny, Pauline Hanson has taken down the 2015 web page which celebrated the arrival of her Jabiru aircraft.  

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George Christensen’s Cyclone Debbie diary – @Qldaah #qldpol #TCDebbie #auspol

The unauthorised diary of George Christensen’s Tropical Cyclone Debbie adventures.

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Greens dare criticize coal and climate policies during #CycloneDebbie reports @takvera

Those uppity Greens are daring to speak about climate change while severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie beat the shit out of the Whitsunday Islands (Read this report of Hamilton Island), Proserpine and Bowen, and now threatens extensive flooding from torrential rainfall for central and SE coastal Queensland. The accusatory tone from Malcolm Turnbull and other Liberal […]

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Coral, coal, climate change and storm surges with #CycloneDebbie – @takvera

Tropical Cyclone Debbie is forecast to cross Central Queensland coast on Tuesday morning as a Category 4 Severe tropical cyclone. It will bring destructive winds greater than 200km per hour plus a storm surge with a king tide innundating low lying coastal properties, and torrential rain causing flooding. It is also cooling sections of the […]

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Aurizon Brisbane HQ occupied by #stopAdani climate protestors reports @takvera

Rail freight company Aurizon Headquarters in Brisbane was occupied by Adani protestors today. Aurizon have put in a funding application to the Northern Australian Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) to build the coal freight railway line from the Galilee basin to the coast at Abbot Point. Yesterday in Canberra 13 community organisations launched a major campaign that […]

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Victoria pioneering climate #justtransition package for #Hazelwood coal workers reports @takvera

A special $20 million worker transfer package was announced today for workers affected by the closure of Engie’s Hazelwood Power Station. This will allow early retirement for workers at other LaTrobe Power stations creating places for Hazelwood workers that want to continue their careers in power generation. This transfer package is an important component of […]

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Vote on policy? Western Australian Election Scorecards for #WAVotes #WApol compiled by @takvera

Western Australian voters go to the polls this Saturday on March 11. There is the smell of change in the air, and in the polls. Liberal Party Premier Colin Barnett has had two terms in government since 2008 and is seeking a third term. Even so, the Labor Opposition lead by Mark McGowan needs a […]

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Fracking, Western Power privatisation issues as Western Australia goes to the polls #WAvotes – @takvera

Fracking is in it’s relative infancy in Western Australia, but is at the stage where it could be substantially expanded to encompass the Kimberley, the grain belt and south-west. Author Tim Winton has made an impassioned plea in the lead up to the Western Australian state election due to be held on 11 March, on […]

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Community campaign wins permanent #fracking ban in Victoria reports @takvera

To ensure it’s clean green reputation of it’s agricultural sector, and to guarantee the health of rural farming communities Victoria became the first Australian state officially banning fracking. It was motivated by a strong community lead campaign for a ban on gas exploration from 2011. Legislation was passed in the Victorian Legislative Council, the upper […]

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#Solar Feed-in minimum tariff to double for Victorian Solar citizens reports @takvera

The minimum Feed-in tariff for solar PV owners in Victoria will more than double due to changes the Dan Andrews Labor Government has made to the regulation of pricing for solar PV owners. Current minimum feed-in rate is 5 cents per kilowatt hour. Victoria’s independent regulator, the Essential Services Commission (ESC), has determined the new […]

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Coral bleaching: #GreatBarrierReef cooking in a marine heatwave while Turnbull dithers on climate – reports @takvera

Record sea surface temperatures in the coral sea are again threatening massive coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef for the second year in a row. If sea surface temperatures don’t cool in the next few weeks, this will be the first time there has been back to back bleaching on this massive scale. “In […]

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Shady deals: How Pauline Hanson left a Gold Coast buyer with legal costs – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol

Pauline and Adam Hanson have been trying to offload their Gold Coast property at Biggera Waters since 2008.

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Turnbull Government knew of Qld land grab before election – @qldaah #qldpol #auspol

The Singapore deal to acquire land around the existing defence bases at Shoalwater Bay & Townsville may have been kept from Queensland voters at the 2016 federal election.

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Victorian Liberals declare war on #renewable targets, jobs, investment reports @takvera

The Liberal party in three states – Victoria, South Australia and Queensland – vowed to drop state based renewable energy targets if elected. This follows Federal Liberal Party war on renewables and climate policy conducted since Abbott took power in 2013, continued under Prime Minister Turnbull. While climate action at the Federal level has followed […]

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#Heatwave makes Australia hottest place on planet with catastrophic #bushfire conditions reports @takvera

Australia is currently the hottest place on the planet with the heatwave in SE Australia according to the Climate Reanalyzer site for Saturday 11 February. And last year (2016) was the hottest year on the planet in recorded history, following two previous years which also set the record. Update: Climate scientists calculate that Climate change […]

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