Three #auspol independents outside the seat of Warringah: @mattdasilva comments after #WentworthVotes

Grassroots activism is reshaping the House of Representatives as Australian communities discover a talent for winning elections in notionally conservative seats. But the candidate must suit the electorate. Independent Cathy McGowan won the seat of Indi, in rural Victoria, in 2013 taking it away from the Liberal Party’s Sophie Mirabella. In 2016 in South Australia, Rebekah Sharkie of the Nick Xenophon Team won the seat of Mayo. […]

Some snowy vox pops before the final #Indivotes week of #ausvotes heat: @Jansant reports

Vox pop questions Have you taken an interest in the election campaign? What is the most important election issue to you? Will the CFA dispute impact how you vote? Are you satisfied with how Cathy McGowan has represented Indi? Tolmie Wade Jackson Not really. Look at re-doing roads. Yes, the CFA saves all the towns […]

Deputy PM @Barnaby_Joyce parachutes Latham into #IndiVotes: @jansant reports

As expected, #Indivotes got a whole lot more interesting with pre-polling, the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce (@Barnaby_Joyce) even parachuted Mark Latham into the marginal seat. On the Sunday before pre-polling, Cathy McGowan MP (@IndigoCathy), Marty Corboy (@martycorboynats) and former Nationals member for Murray Valley Ken Jasper, put on a very public display of (and […]

Participation antidote to cynicism: the #indivotes democratic revolution, by @adropex

“What do rowers and politicians have in common?” asked Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director of the St James Ethics Centre. “They both look one way and go another.” This resonated with the 265 attendees at the  “Indi talks Democracy” event who came to listen to Simon Longstaff and, “the warhorse from the inside”, former […]

Storify: @indigocathy campaign team share the lessons of #IndiVotes during #IndiShares reports @jansant

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Indi’s grassroots QandA, with hashtag: @Jansant reports

By Wayne Jansson 27 August 2013 #IndiVotes created its own version of #QandA on Monday night at The Cube in Wodonga. It was a night full of passion and at times fire as the candidates battled it out in front of a capacity crowd of more than 300. The #IndiVotes hash tag was displayed on […]