NoFibs Australian election coverage 2016

Polling Day Imagery, Alice Springs. Credit AEC

Polling Day Imagery, Alice Springs. Credit AEC

Rolling coverage of the Australian Federal Election Campaign 2016 including weekly podcasts by Margo Kingston, Paula Matthewson and host Wes Mountain.


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Lib @steveforindi rejection of Uluru Statement from the Heart ‘misleads’ #IndiVotes: @jansant reports

Liberal candidate for the Victorian electorate of Indi Steve Martin has rejected the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which calls for a First Nations Voice to be enshrined in the Constitution. At the Mansfield candidates forum earlier this week, he said:- I don’t support creating a separate government or level of government [interjection from questioner: […]

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Lib #IndiVotes @SteveForIndi hides political Facebook posts after winning preselection: @jansant reports

According to regular social media observers, Liberal candidate for the Victorian electorate of Indi Steve Martin set his Facebook page to private shortly after winning preselection. Martin’s Facebook account appears to have been dormant for a very long time. This seems odd for a person of Martin’s age, so No Fibs recently posed several questions […]

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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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Jason Modica making the government remember Mallee: @jansant #MalleeVotes #podcast

In this No Fibs podcast I chat with climate action Independent Jason Modica who’s one of three Independents putting in a strong challenge in the safe National-held seat of Mallee. Last week I took a drive through the southern section of the Victorian electorate. Mallee is one of the bigger electorates in Australia. There 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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Long walk to Canberra @ExtremelyMy’s call for #AusVotes #ClimateAction: @jansant reports on #IndiVotes

Melbourne man Shannon Loughnane is walking from Melbourne to Canberra on My Extremely Long Walk For Climate Action to draw attention to the dangers of not taking meaningful action against climate change. No Fibs caught up with him at Violet Town in #IndiVotes a week after his walk began. Loughnane said he’s walking between 10 […]

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Fiery #FarrerVotes pastoralist blasts @sussanley, backs indie @Mack4Farrer: @jansant reports on #Watergate

Influential pastoralist Rob McBride (@TolarnoStation) whose video drew attention to the Menindee fish kill has thrown his support behind Independent candidate Kevin Mack (@Mack4Farrer) in Sussan Ley’s (@sussanley) NSW rural seat of Farrer. McBride has made a series of passionate calls for voters to elect Independents who support a Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling Basin […]

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Young voices no longer waiting to be heard: @StorerDylan comments on #YouthForFuture

Young people are angry, that’s our job. For decades, people my age have been shaking up the political establishment and making the world a better place. The anti-Vietnam War protests of the Sixties and Seventies, the Australian Freedom Ride which saw a bus packed with university students travel through and expose a racially segregated Australia, […]

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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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Indie @AdamBlakester challenges @Barnaby_Joyce to face voters: @jansant reports on #Watergate

Former Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has been called to face the public — particularly his constituents in the NSW rural electorate of New England — over a staggering record payment of $79 million for water buy-backs in 2017. Independent candidate for New England Adam Blakester spoke to No Fibs and said […]

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Kevin Mack’s push to pause Basin plan: @jansant #FarrerVotes #Watergate #podcast

Former Minister for Health Sussan Ley is under siege in her ultra-safe Liberal seat of Farrer in rural NSW, where Independent candidate Kevin Mack is putting in a strong challenge. Mr Mack is the Mayor of Albury and has taken leave for the duration of the federal election campaign. He spoke to No Fibs about […]

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Bob Brown back on campaign trail to #StopAdani: @jansant #Auspol #ClimateElection #podcast

Former federal Greens leader Bob Brown is back on the campaign trail on the #StopAdani Convoy heading up the east coast of Australia. Brown spoke to No Fibs about the convoy at Albury-Wodonga, where around 200-300 people gathered early on Easter Friday to join the convoy and show their support. Show your support or join […]

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#FarrerVotes farmers outraged over water ‘piracy’: @jansant reports on #Watergate

Farmers are “angry” over allegations aired on The Project that record prices were paid by former Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce under the buy-back scheme to a company founded by current Energy Minister Angus Taylor. No Fibs spoke with Independent candidate for the NSW rural electorate of Farrer, Kevin Mack (@Mack4Farrer), who […]

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People-strong in face of cashed-up Libs: @jansant comments on @HelenHaines1 #IndiVotes baton-catch

From the city to the bush, the Coalition is looking down the barrel at an electoral disaster of its own making, born from arrogantly refusing to listen to the voices in its electorates. The battle is no longer about saving the furniture: it’s about saving the house itself. It remains to be seen how all […]

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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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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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Cathy McGowan reflects on community politics: @jansant #IndiVotes #podcast

Hi, I’m Wayne Jansson and this is a Margo Kingston’s No Fibs podcast. I came to No Fibs via Twitter during the 2013 election campaign when Margo put a call out for citizen journalists to cover seats where they live. I reported Cathy McGowan’s 2013 Indi campaign, in fact she was my first ever interview. […]

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The Cube Wodonga turns orange for #IndependentsDay @HelenHaines1 #IndiVotes campaign launch with transcript: @jansant reports

The Cube in Wodonga turned orange today as Helen Haines (@HelenHaines1) launched her #IndiVotes campaign with Cathy McGowan MP (Indi) (@indigocathy) and an army of supporters there in support. Haines told supporters her campaign is on track. This first phase of the campaign since the Voices for Indi forum has been about getting our orange […]

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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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Turnbull Government knew of Qld land grab before election

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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#Climate sceptic and conspiracy theorist Malcolm Roberts elected to #Auspol Senate reports @takvera

Welcome to the new Australian senate where Malcolm Roberts, from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party was elected the 12th Senator for Queensland with just 77 Primary votes, according to the AEC. As the second candidate on the party group ticket he received ticket votes after Pauline Hanson was elected, and preferences from other parties and […]

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