I felt she was speaking directly to me: @digitdave reflects on @indigocathy and #ActiveDemocracy with @adropex

Like the waters of the Murray-Darling Basin, communities run deep in regional and rural Australia. From the Hawkesbury River and the central coast of New South Wales to the Murray River and the valleys and ranges of north east Victoria, people gathered at Parliament House overlooking Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin to listen to Cathy McGowan’s […]

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 […]

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. […]

The #auspol preference trap at #WentworthVotes: @margokingston1 comments

Here’s my attempt to explain the preferencing imbroglio in Wentworth and how to vote strategically to defeat the Lib. Preferences are causing trouble in Wentworth, and if we’re not careful the left will elect the Liberal – a terrible blow for climate change, Nauru refugees, gay rights and lots more. Here’s how they work. Say […]

Cory Bernardi takes out the #GoldKenny – @Qldaah #auspol

One Tweet to bind them all.

Caleb Bond takes out this week’s #GoldKenny award – @Qldaah #auspol

‘Let’s attack North Korea’ mentality takes out the award for this week.

Lyle Shelton and Cella White take out this week’s #GoldKenny award – @Qldaah #auspol #qldpol

Marriage equality is the topic of this week’s Gold Kenny award.

George Christensen’s Cyclone Debbie diary – @Qldaah #qldpol #TCDebbie #auspol

The unauthorised diary of George Christensen’s Tropical Cyclone Debbie adventures.

News Corp’s fake wives club – @qldaah #qldpol #auspol #MediaWatch

News Corp’s claims of Muslim husbands with multiple wives claiming multiple Centrelink payments dismissed by Finance Minister Mathias Cormann.

Chris Uhlmann fails to declare Phil de Fegely as auctioneer – @Qldaah #Mediawatch #auspol

An auctioneer interviewed on an ABC negative gearing news story was presented as an housing investor.