Margo Kingston

Margo Kingston

Co-publisher and editor-in-chief at No Fibs
Margo Kingston is a retired Australian journalist and climate change activist. She is best known for her stint as Phillip Adams’ ‘Canberra Babylon’ contributor and her work at The Sydney Morning Herald and #Webdiary. Since 2012, Kingston has been a citizen journalist, reporting and commenting on Australian politics via Twitter and No Fibs.
Margo Kingston

WHEN I INTERVIEWED Mary Crooks in May, the Victorian Women’s Trust was finalising its ‘Together, Yes’ Kitchen Table Conversations package for Australians willing to host get togethers of up to ten people to discuss The Voice without the noise. 

Four months on, we discuss the project’s rollout, under the auspices of the Yes23 campaign, and why Mary thinks that despite a calamitous fall in the Yes vote according to the polls the referendum is still winnable. 

Last month the VWT launched a new campaign, ‘Women for Yes‘, which seeks signatures to an open letter for Yes to be published in 11 languages. I recommend a read of her launch speech, which  includes discussion on the work on anthropologist Bill Stanner, whose Boyer Lectures in 1968 were crucial in upending the colonial idea of indigenous peoples and their civilisation. 

I also loved the KTC video where Dr Jackie Huggins remembers watching her Mum campaign for Yes at the 1967 referendum. The ‘Together, Yes’ KTC materials are here.


PODCAST: Kitchen table conversations on the #Voice: Mary Crooks on the why and how of the Victoria Women’s Trust ‘Together, yes’ project

Facebook fringe group campaigning ‘No’ #Voice breaks electoral law – #IndiVotes