Citizen journo @Jansant met Billy Bragg and asked him why he supports #MarchInMarch

By Wayne Jansson  @jansant 15th March 2014 After hearing rumours Billy Bragg (@billybragg) would be performing at one of the March in March (MiM) events, I contacted his publicists in both Australia and the UK hoping to get a few words out of the legendary musician and social justice campaigner. At about the same time I got confirmation […]

Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 11 – Australia Day

Storify by The Geek Sun, Jan 26 2014 18:49:10 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 11 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email margo [email protected] Song by @deborahlevoy via @Hankatfrogs – The time has come for serious action on climate change […]

What country, friends, is this? Australia Day memories and #Leardblockade @ladyredjess

By Jessica White  @ladyredjess 26th January 2014, Australia Day “What country, friends, is this?” asks Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, when she finds herself in Illyria after a shipwreck. Her arrival heralds an opportunity to dress as a man, and sets in motion a trail of mistaken identities among the characters. This phrase dropped into my […]

Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 8 and 9

Storify by The Geek Fri, Jan 24 2014 02:53:20 Margo’s live twitter report from #leardblockade Day 8 and 9 Add to story or collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email No [email protected] Get tough on environmental extremists: miners’ case against #leardblockade: Like to respond?  https://nofibs.com.au/2014/01/22/miners-case-leardblockade-anyone-like-respond/#sthash.BtM9BBnj.dpuf … #auspol […]

Cory’s book: Part 1 of a blow-by-blow fact check series by @adropex

By Lesley Howard @adropex 13 January 2014 Intro: in part one of a @NoFibs series, Lesley Howard examines and fact-checks the preface and Chapter 1 of Cory Bernardi’s book The Conservative Revolution. A lot has been said in recent days about Cory Bernardi and about statements he makes in his book The Conservative Revolution.  It seems that Bernardi’s […]

Sal Kimber on singing the @voiceforindi song, and getting Paul Kelly’s OK

[clear] Sheila’s editor and No Fibs columnist Sarah Capper interviews Sal Kimber, who re-wrote and sang From Little Things Big Things Grow for Cathy McGowan’s campaign launch. Sarah was at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre where Sal performed on election night, during which swings going against the tide of the rest of the country increasingly showed […]

Cathy McGowan’s female indie MP predecessor Doris Blackburn

[clear] By Dr Robin Tennant-Wood 18 September 2013 With the news that Sophie Mirabella has conceded defeat to Independent Cathy McGowan in the seat of Indi, the electoral book has closed on one of the most closely watched head-to-head contests in an otherwise lacklustre election. The election of a high profile woman as an Independent MP […]

Lianna Sliwczynski, Batman Candidate, The Australian Sex Party

[clear] By Bumpy Favell 4 Sept 2013 I requested an interview with Lianna Sliwczynski, the Australian Sex Party, ASP candidate for Batman in late July 2013, along with all of the other Batman candidates. If candidates didn’t reply within a few days, I kept contacting them. Three responded promptly: Phillip Sutton, Save the Planet Party, […]

So who is that Corangamite bloke who reckons ‘Tony is a tool’? @PrimMich investigates

By Michelle Primmer August 27, 2013 Last weekend I saw an online photograph of a man standing at the Belmont office of Corangamite Liberal Party candidate Sarah Henderson. He was holding a sign that said ‘Tony Abbott is a tool’. It gave me a laugh, as did seeing the image on Twitter, so when a […]

Batman, saving the planet: @BumpyF interview

Philip Sutton – Save the Planet Party Candidate for Batman, Victoria By Bumpy Favell 5 August 2013 When Save the Planet Party’s Batman candidate, Philip Sutton, was little he wanted to work in a zoo, so he studied veterinary science. In 1974 he decided the world needed to be saved. He never practiced as a […]