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. […]

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. […]

Rusted off or how I learned to stop worrying and love the indie: @jansant comments #WentworthVotes #auspol

You could say I’ve been pretty loud in the #WentworthVotes hashtag and you’d be right. Here’s why. In 2013 I was convinced (maybe easily) by a few Twitter accounts I banter with in #auspol to contribute to Margo Kingston’s No Fibs Federal election coverage. A project/experiment with citizens reporting from the seats they lived in: or grassroots […]

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 […]