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Recently popular and interesting No Fibs #ausvotes #IndependentsDay reports.

A collection of recent popular and interesting #IndependentsDay stories.

Misogyny changing minds in #NewEnglandVotes: @NewEnglandLady4 comments on #AusVotes19 #WomenVote

During a speech to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019, Scott Morrison suggested that womens’ advancement should not come at the expense of men. For the Prime Minister to be openly saying this points to significant obstacles for womens’ voices being heard in this country, not only in parliament but at the ballot box. Australian […]

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #IndependentsDay, #NewEnglandVotes, #RecentlyPopular, Front Page, Robyn McAskill | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #ausvotes2019 Candidate, #ClimateAction, #Columns, #CowperVotes, #IndependentsDay, #KingstonReports, #RecentlyPopular, Federal Election, Podcast | 1 Comment

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 […]

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #Columns, #Qgame, #RecentlyPopular, David Marler, Front Page | Leave a comment

Peoples’ voice emerging for #NewEnglandVotes: @tallawang reports on @AdamBlakester call to action

I first met Adam Blakester (@AdamBlakester) about 12 years ago in Armidale. We chatted over a cup of coffee and discovered a series of common interests. Renewable energy and sustainability were among them, but they are only the tip of the iceberg. As a regenerative farmer with almost 20 years under my belt in the […]

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #CampaignInsiders, #ClimateAction, #IndependentsDay, #NewEnglandVotes, #RecentlyPopular, Craig Carter, Front Page | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in #ActiveDemocracy, #auspol, #ausvotes, #ClimateAction, #HumeVotes, #IndependentsDay, #IndiStory, #IndiVotes, #MalleeVotes, #NichollsVotes, #RecentlyPopular, #SenateVotes, #WarringahVotes, Democracy, Federal Election, Front Page, Grass roots politics, Lesley Howard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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 […]

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #IndependentsDay, #KingstonReports, #MediaMargo, #RecentlyPopular, Front Page, Margo Kingston | 1 Comment

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 […]

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #ausvotes2019 Candidate, #Columns, #IndependentsDay, #IndependentsSay, #MayoVotes, #RecentlyPopular, #ViewFromTheCrossbench, Front Page | Comments Off on Rebekha Sharkie says get engaged and enraged for #Ausvotes: @MakeMayoMatter #ViewFromTheCrossbench

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.

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes2019 Candidate, #IndependentsDay, #KingstonReports, #NoFibsPodcasts, #RecentlyPopular, #WentworthVotes, Federal Election, Front Page, Hansonism, Margo Kingston, Podcast | Comments Off on Kerryn Phelps stepping up again: @margokingston1 #WentworthVotes #podcast

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 […]

Posted in #auspol, #Columns, #Qgame, #RecentlyPopular, David Marler, Front Page, Queensland | Comments Off on Campbell Newman’s claim of happy Labor/One Nation preference unfounded: @qldaah comments #qldpol #auspol

Canberra Nippers founder and keen #auspol follower throws support behind @AnthonyPesec’s #ausvotes challenge for Seselja’s #SenateACT spot: @BethanyinCBR comments

I live in Canberra, by far the best city in Australia. With the exception of South Australia and the Northern Territory I have lived in every state of Australia, and also New Zealand, so I reckon I ought to know. I was born in Melbourne, grew up on the South Coast of NSW, and moved […]

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #CampaignInsiders, #IndependentsDay, #RecentlyPopular, #SenateVotes, Bethany Williams, Front Page | 1 Comment

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.

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #IndependentsDay, #KingstonReports, #LyneVotes, #NoFibsPodcasts, #RecentlyPopular, Federal Election, Margo Kingston, Monthly Newsletter, Podcast | Comments Off on Jeremy Miller on his bid to represent Lyne: @margokingston1 #LyneVotes #podcast

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

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #Columns, #IndependentsDay, #NewEnglandVotes, #NoFibsPodcasts, #RecentlyPopular, #SmashingAvocado, Charlie Caruso, Democracy, Environment, Federal Election, Front Page, Podcast | 1 Comment

Crossbench shares common ground not votes: @indigocathy comments on #IndiVotes leadership and #IndependentsDay hopes for @HelenHaines1

For six years Indi has been an example of a different kind of political representation. ‘The Indi Way’ has become part of the vernacular and my communities continue to celebrate the many achievements of Independence. We have acted in parliament on many issues since those very first ‘Kitchen Table Conversations’ in Indi. In 2013 they […]

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #IndependentsDay, #IndiStory, #IndiTalks, #IndiVotes, #RecentlyPopular, Asylum Seekers, Cathy McGowan, Climate Change, Democracy, Front Page, Grass roots politics, ICAC, Indi, Leadership, NBN, Racism, Refugees, Telecommunications | Comments Off on Crossbench shares common ground not votes: @indigocathy comments on #IndiVotes leadership and #IndependentsDay hopes for @HelenHaines1

Politics can wait, there’s shearing to be done as @malleeray takes a break from the #malleevotes campaign: @Davelennonabc on the trail

The Ballet of the Shearing Shed… I went to get these shots, it was my first visit to a shearing shed since I was a teenager and three things struck me: it was hot, it was busy and everyone knew their roles in a comparatively small space, moving with surprising speed and agility to get […]

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #CampaignInsiders, #MalleeVotes, #RecentlyPopular, Dave Lennon, Front Page | Comments Off on Politics can wait, there’s shearing to be done as @malleeray takes a break from the #malleevotes campaign: @Davelennonabc on the trail

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. […]

Posted in #ActiveDemocracy, #auspol, #ausvotes, #Columns, #IndiVotes, #RecentlyPopular, Democracy, Federal Election, Front Page, Indi, Lesley Howard, NoFibs | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The #AusVotes preference system or choosing sides when your team can’t make the Grand Final: @adropex stops #ShoutingAtTheTV and comments

Reports of Maryborough’s death have been greatly exaggerated: @Davelennonabc on the #malleevotes trail with @malleeray

Democracy is a funny thing. These days few would argue against the concept of one vote, one value. The age of the gerrymander is over, in Australia anyway. But in order to keep things straight the Australian Electoral Commission periodically reviews the boundaries of seats that get outside the margins. All well and good: democracy, […]

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #CampaignInsiders, #MalleeVotes, #RecentlyPopular, Dave Lennon, Front Page | Comments Off on Reports of Maryborough’s death have been greatly exaggerated: @Davelennonabc on the #malleevotes trail with @malleeray

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 […]

Posted in #auspol, #ausvotes, #ausvotes2019 Candidate, #IndependentsDay, #IndependentsSay, #MackellarVotes, #RecentlyPopular, Alice Thompson, Front Page | 1 Comment

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. […]

Posted in #ActiveDemocracy, #auspol, #ausvotes, #ausvotes2016, #CanningVotes, #ClimateElection, #Columns, #CowperVotes, #CurtinVotes, #FarrerVotes, #HumeVotes, #IndependentsDay, #IndiStory, #IndiVotes, #KingstonReports, #KooyongVotes, #LyneVotes, #MackellarVotes, #MalleeVotes, #MayoVotes, #NewEnglandVotes, #NichollsVotes, #Qgame, #RecentlyPopular, #SenateVotes, #SmashingAvocado, #TheReefReport, #ViewFromTheCrossbench, #WarringahVotes, #WentworthVotes, Asylum Seekers, Climate Change, Front Page, ICAC, Indi, Margo Kingston, MargoFrontPagePin, NoFibs, Refugees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tony Abbott on why he left the priesthood

Thanks to Laurie Cousins (@sydneysiderblue)  for giving @NoFibs the hard copy of this piece. By Tony Abbott August 18. 1987 Source: The Bulletin I  WAS AGHAST to realise that something within me, long sickening, had quietly died and felt as a husband might feel who, in the fourth year of his  marriage, suddenly  knew that he […]

Posted in #auspol, #RecentlyPopular, Federal Election | Tagged , , , , | 30 Comments