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#SmashingAvocado is a millennial column by @CharliCaruso‘s for #ausvotes 2019.

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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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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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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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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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