Alice Thompson for Mackellar. Photo: candidate supplied

Alice Thompson (@Indy_Ally) is the independent candidate for Mackellar and wants to provide leadership, vision and a more ambitious climate action plan that business will support.
The seat is held by Liberal Jason Falinski.
Falinski won Liberal pre-selection in 2016 ousting former Member, Bronwyn Bishop.

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Area: 233 sq km
Location: Sydney’s Northern beaches
Australian Electoral Commission seat profile
Division of Mackellar on Wikipedia
Step out from behind #auspol partisan #battlelines and serve the national interest: @Indy_Ally comments on her #ausvotes bid for #MackellarVotes

SERIES – A diary of emails to Ireland: Flan Cleary’s #MackellarVotes volunteer adventures – Part two

You can read A dairy of emails to Ireland – Part 1 here 12 April 2022 As a local GP, Dr Sophie is well known in the northern end around Avalon where she lives, but it’s about getting her name out everywhere. Knowing when the Prime Minister would announce the election date, a major awareness […]

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SERIES – A diary of emails to Ireland: Flan Cleary’s #MackellarVotes volunteer adventures – Part one

Messages to friends in Ireland I HAVE NEVER been involved in the political process, except for voting, but I felt I had to do something to help get rid of the Morrison government.  I was fed up with the lack of action on climate, the lies, the waste of money, the treatment of women and […]

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A poem in celebration of democracy, by #MackellarVotes volunteer, Beth Jessup

A volunteer for Sophie Scamps in Mackellar, Beth wrote this poem the day after the election.  They Listened to the Voices And so,   The people took charge  Of the Country   In it’s near wreckage  Of climate, humanity and ethics  Much like after  A tornado  When the Amish   Come to rebuild,   Raise the barn   Of a […]

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It started with a swim cap: Jan Proudfoot’s ‘Paddler’s Club’ #MackellarVotes volunteer story

I CANNOT REMEMBER when I first became aware of Sophie Scamps. I do remember that my friend Annabelle posted on our “Paddler’s” Facebook Group an invitation to meet Sophie at an afternoon tea at her home on 13 March. After accepting her invitation, I sought more information, liked what I read, and noticed the merchandise […]

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From GetUp!, Lock the Gate and #StopAdani to volunteering for #MackellarVotes Dr Scamps: Joy Nason’s story

I BECAME POLITICALLY active before the 2007 Federal Election, after the community activist movement GetUp! established.  GetUp had a small office in Drummoyne with a campaign objective of unseating John Howard, then Prime Minister, from Bennelong.  I collected How-to-Vote cards from GetUp and with some friends, door-knocked and letter-box dropped over several weekends in the […]

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Regret for voting for Morrison and redemption by volunteering for Sophie Scamps at #MackellarVotes: Michael Osbourne’s story

I USED TO be a little left of centre with my views on social policy; it probably ties back to my love of the fair go culture of our Aussie colonial origins. Yet I grew up in a blue ribbon Frenchs Forest home where you didn’t talk about your politics and no one could ever […]

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Screams as loud as when Cathy Freeman won in Sydney: Julie Donald’s trip as a #MackellarVotes volunteer

THAT EAR SHATTERING moment around 8.30 on Saturday 21st May, 2022, won’t be forgotten by anyone who was there. We made history! Only once before have I experienced screaming and excitement like this, the moment Cathy Freeman came around the final corner in her Sydney Olympics gold medal run.  We were actually, though, already winners […]

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Elation and relief after volunteering for Sophie Scamps at #MackellarVotes: Paul Boland’s story

IN SEPTEMBER 2021, my grandchildren were aged two and five and another term of the Morrison Government seemed likely. I think it was a tweet from the warrior, Wendy Bacon, that said you need to get involved in the political process. I reached out to Voices of Mackellar (VOM), although I had little understanding of […]

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Women of #MackellarVotes rose: Voices of Mackellar cofounder Leonie Scarlett on the miracle win

Margo’s note: I met Leonie Scarlett and Rebecca Clarke, two co-founders of Voices of Mackellar, at the Canberra #march4justice on 15 March, 2001. In 2019 No Fibs covered the #IndependentsDay campaign of Alice Thompson in Mackellar and her efforts helped set the stage for Dr Sophie Scamps’ win this time. I called Mackellar as a dark horse […]

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“Chaos is sitting on top of your roof all night in a flood”: #TransitZone with #MackellarVotes’ Louise Hislop

HERE IN THE #transitzone we have documented and examined, in some detail, the rise and evolution of the “Voices for” independents movement across Australia. We have spoken to founders of movements in specific electorates and independent candidates, including pathfinder, Cathy McGowan in Indi, in NE Victoria, and the independent who defenestrated former Prime Minister Tony […]

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TRANSCRIPT: Jason Falinski calls for “an open and transparent system” of donor disclosure”, accuses all #IndependentsDay candidates of taking coal money #MackellarVotes

Afternoon Briefing episode: https://iview.abc.net.au/video/NU2222V011S00 Jason Falinski: We have seen today that if we are not willing to have free and open discussion – we have seen that today with a with exposure today of donations to independent candidates from coal mine interests – Greg Jennett: Just to be clear, this is Zali Steggall a couple […]

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TRANSCRIPT: Dr Sophie Scamps tells #MackellarVotes there’s no cavalry there’s only us

I’D LIKE TO begin by acknowledging the Garigal people as the traditional custodians of this land we are meeting on today, and thank them for protecting this coastline and its ecosystems since time immemorial. We pay our deepest respects to their elders past, present and emerging.  Greg Mullins, Lisa Forrest and Ed Halmagyi – thank you so […]

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THREAD: The spirit of Mackellar is rising as Dr Sophie Scamps launches in #MackellarVotes

Ta da…. #lisaforrest fellow athlete and friend to @SophieScamps meanwhile Dr Sophie is literally helping an injured child who fell over 🥰#MackellarVotes — Kay Richardson (@younggourmet) December 5, 2021 And now ☄️☄️☄️Sophie takes the stage and shares the history of @MackellarRising and her decision to stand for #thespiritofmackellar #mackellarvotes — Kay Richardson (@younggourmet) December 5, […]

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PODCAST: Bird’s eye view of #MackellarVotes for #transitzone

As the next federal election looms, there’s much more focus now on centre-right candidates running against Liberal incumbents in blue-ribbon seats across Australia, especially inner-urban seats in Sydney and Melbourne, but also more generally. In this latest edition of @transitzonepod we continue our side-bar series on grassroots democracy and the growing independents’ movement, modelled by […]

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Alice Thompson believes Mackellar is a sleeper seat: @margokingston1 #MackellarVotes #podcast

Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) caught up with Mackellar Independent Alice Thompson (@Indy_Ally) in a brief break from her time at the pre-poll stations in Mackellar, in the final days before the election. I think Mackellar is a sleeper seat Alice Thompson People just don’t know where to place me: I am taking instructions from the Turnbull […]

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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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#IndependentsDay approaching tipping point: @Indy_Ally #MackellarVotes launch speech

A transcript of Independent candidate Alice Thompson’s (@Indy_Ally) speech during her campaign launch at Mona Vale in Sydney’s northern beaches electorate of Mackellar on Wednesday, May 1. This is a sobering moment. An idea that built gradually over the years, became a decision my family felt we had to act on only a few months […]

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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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Alice Thompson calls for greater transparency in parliament: @margokingston1 #MackellarVotes #Watergate #podcast

In the wake of the ongoing #Watergate scandal, Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) talks to Alice Thompson (@Indy_Ally) Independent candidate for the Sydney Northern Beaches electorate of Mackellar. Alice provides further insight and context to Margo regarding her recent Twitter thread about integrity in government. My legacy in the PMO was to reduce the autonomy of incoming […]

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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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Shifting sands of politics on the Northern Beaches: @mikehallsydney reports from inside @Indy_Ally #MackellarVotes campaign

The B1 bus from the Northern Beaches is packed with kids all chatting excitedly. I’m heading to the Climate Strike in Sydney’s CBD with Alice Thompson (@Indy_Ally), who’s running as an Independent in Mackellar. We’re both wearing her bright yellow campaign T-shirt. Next to me is a bloke with grey hair, dark suit, headphones on, […]

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Step out from behind #auspol partisan #battlelines and serve the national interest: @Indy_Ally comments on her #ausvotes bid for #MackellarVotes

We’ve run out of time. We need leadership, vision and a more ambitious climate plan. Our political system isn’t broken, but it’s stopped working for us. After ten years and seven prime ministers we need to close this chapter and move forward. Parliament needs renewal with a new generation of collaborative leaders who are more […]

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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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