#Watergate

Under Barnaby Joyce’s oversight, the government paid Eastern Australia Agriculture $79 million via the water buy-back scheme in 2017, although the most recent allegations centre on that company having been founded by Angus Taylor with a holding company — Eastern Australian Irrigation — domiciled in the Cayman Islands.

Member for New England Barnaby Joyce. Photo: Wayne Jansson

#AusVotes Day 38 – The only poll that counts: @qldaah #qldpol

May 18, 2019 – Table of contents The only poll that counts . The only poll that counts Only one poll matters. It may be a cliché but it’s true. All the polling throughout a government’s term might shift a prime minister or two but only the one on election day that can shift or […]

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#AusVotes Day 37 – Tributes for Bob Hawke on the final day: @qldaah #qldpol

May 17, 2019 – Table of contents Farrer Independent Kevin Mack believes Farrer deserves more than a ‘BYO Australia’ The scare campaign in Chisholm Hume MP Angus Taylor’s name has popped up again Pastoralist Kate McBride calls for change in river country Tributes for Bob Hawke on the final day of the campaign . Farrer […]

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#AusVotes Day 36 – Combative climate change policy: @qldaah #qldpol

May 16, 2019 – Table of contents Jeremy Miller is running to win Lyne A student and first time voter in Higgins Twisted Sister, Clive Palmer copyright infringement case Standing with a nervous nation that still believes Follow up to yesterday’s negative gearing discussion Campbell Newman sized cuts to hit federal public service Senator Bridget […]

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Kate McBride calls for change in river country: @Jansant #FarrerVotes #Watergate #podcast

Kate McBride is a fifth-generation pastoralist and the daughter of Rob McBride, owner of Tolarno Station (@TolarnoStation) at Menindee in Western NSW. Together with her father she brought the ecological disaster unfolding on the Darling River to the world’s attention with a viral video of the Menindee fish kill. Kate spoke to Wayne Jansson (@Jansant) […]

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#AusVotes Day 35 – ‘Class warfare’ slogan deployed: @qldaah #qldpol

May 15, 2019 – Table of contents Kerri-Anne Kennerley explodes Turning the #AusVotes grassroots turquoise Bill Shorten campaigns in Perth against wages theft Scott Morrison campaigns in Corangamite on housing Dark clouds and silver linings, the ICAN climate action vision ‘Class warfare’ slogan deployed The guerrilla campaign to get Jim Molan over the line . […]

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#AusVotes Day 34 – Keating attacks ‘mean’ Dutton: @qldaah #qldpol

May 14, 2019 – Table of contents ‘Business as usual’ killing communities: Border Doctors’ letter to Indi and Farrer Peter Dutton “mean spirited”, says Paul Keating A Labor government would make a new submission to FWC on increasing wages Scott Morrison campaigns in the marginal seat of Boothby CSIRO was only given hours to approve […]

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#AusVotes Day 33 – News Corp attack in Gladstone: @qldaah #qldpol

May 13, 2019 – Table of contents Liberal candidate Steve Martin won’t come clean on dirty coal, collusion Qld UAP senate candidate Yodie Batzke may not be whom she says she is Attempted arson attack on Labor’s Belinda Hassan in Dawson Ray Kingston closes in on the nation’s safest seat Scott Morrison campaigns on housing […]

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#AusVotes Day 32 – Coalition launches Scott Morrison: @qldaah #qldpol

May 12, 2019 – Table of contents Mystery over Peter Dutton leaving the Queensland police service Bill Shorten rallies in Melbourne Coalition launches Scott Morrison . Mystery over Peter Dutton leaving the Queensland police service At the 2001 federal election, Cheryl Kernot was the member for Dickson. A fresh Liberal Party candidate by the name […]

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#AusVotes Day 31 – ABC five year plan: @qldaah #qldpol

May 11, 2019 – Table of contents Coalition pitch for a global netball hub Labor’s plan to restore funding to the ABC . Coalition pitch for a global netball hub Michael Koziol reported, “The Coalition will make a pitch to young female athletes with a $30 million plan to raise the profile of Australian netball […]

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#AusVotes Day 30 – Costings day: @qldaah #qldpol

May 10, 2019 – Table of contents Liberal candidate for Indi Steve Martin working with Cory Bernardi Scott Morrison pitches coal school Costings day . Liberal candidate for Indi Steve Martin working with Cory Bernardi Wayne Jansson reported, “Liberal Indi candidate Steve Martin’s campaign is working with Cory Bernardi’s far right Australian Conservatives. In Wangaratta, […]

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#AusVotes Day 29 – Keep stopped the boats: @qldaah #qldpol

May 9, 2019 – Table of contents Rod Bower’s journey from church signs to Senate candidate Labor’s war against News Corp escalates The case of the missing environment minister Peter Dutton launches boat stopping policy (again) . Rod Bower’s journey from church signs to Senate candidate Charlie Caruso reports, “NSW Senate candidate for Independents for […]

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Adam Blakester now a serious contender for Barnaby Joyce’s seat: @margokingston1 #NewEnglandVotes #podcast

In the NSW seat of New England, an electorate larger than Tasmania, Independent candidate Adam Blakester (@adamblakester) has been named as the primary threat facing National Party incumbent, Barnaby Joyce. A poll conducted by the Tamworth Business Chamber indicated Joyce was leading, with 46.4 per cent of the vote compared to 43.1pc who declared their […]

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#AusVotes Day 28 – Playing ‘gotcha shit’: @qldaah #qldpol

May 8, 2019 – Table of contents All care, no responsibility for the media’s message Fijian PM Frank Bainimarama returns serve on John Alexander over ‘move to higher ground’ comment The egg that rolled climate change off the front pages Playing ‘gotcha shit’- News Corp’s attack on Bill Shorten’s Mum . All care, no responsibility […]

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#AusVotes Day 27 – Not back in black yet: @qldaah #qldpol

May 7, 2019 – Table of contents Climate policy doubts over the Liberal Party candidate for Indi UN extinction report but where is the environment minister? Warringah through the lens of Kate Zarifeh Concerns over malicious content being circulated on WeChat Independents day approaching tipping point Clive Palmer’s High Court challenge to preference publishing fails […]

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#AusVotes Day 26 – Australian made: @qldaah #qldpol

May 6, 2019 – Table of contents The debate about the debate rages Clive could spoil the election party Australian made . The debate about the debate rages Both leaders appear to have agreed to a third debate on Wednesday night at the National Press Club. Labor’s Anthony Albanese thinks Scott Morrison should also go […]

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#AusVotes Day 25 – Shorten launches, Morrison rallies: @qldaah #qldpol

May 5, 2019 – Table of contents Former Prime Minister Paul Keating enters the campaign Scott Morrison rallies on the Central Coast Labor officially launches its campaign . Former Prime Minister Paul Keating enters the campaign Paul Keating surprised ABC journalists Jane Norman and Andrew Probyn at the Labor launch in Brisbane. . Scott Morrison […]

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#AusVotes Day 24 – Space invaders: @qldaah #qldpol

May 4, 2019 – Table of contents Is the black-throated finch threatened by Adani or is Adani threatened by the black-throated finch? Jason Modica making the government remember Mallee Stoking the fires of hatred Divers keeping climate action afloat Space invaders May the fourth be with you . Is the black-throated finch threatened by Adani […]

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#AusVotes Day 23 – Candidate clear out: @qldaah #qldpol

May 3, 2019 – Table of contents Extremist links to the Queensland LNP Labor’s plan to fix the NDIS UAP candidate mocked women and Muslims Adani’s plan for the black-throated finch rejected John Alexander tells Fijians to move to higher ground over climate change Herbert profile They’ll take our vegemite Return of the Barnaby Will […]

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#AusVotes Day 22 – Know thyself: @qldaah #qldpol

May 2, 2019 – Table of contents UAP candidates demonstrate the definition of insanity A guide to strategic voting for blue, red and green progressives in safe Coalition seats Jessica Whelan flees the media Wrangling over climate change policy costings continues Know thyself: Angus Taylor lampooned for liking himself on social media Qld LNP is […]

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#AusVotes Day 21 – Extremists: @qldaah #qldpol

May 1, 2019 – Table of contents Ian Goodenough says he and Andrew Hastie briefly met with Neil Erikson Leaders with vision needed for climate action Not much change in Coalition immigration policy from 2018 numbers No deal with The Greens, says Labor Indi would make history if Independent succeeds Independent UAP candidate Stewart Hine […]

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#AusVotes Day 20 – Pauline loses another one: @qldaah #qldpol

April 30, 2019 – Table of contents Long walk to Canberra for climate action One Nation senate candidate Steve Dickson resigns The Nationals and One Nation closely aligned, says Michael McCormack Clermont horseman breaks down in court . Long walk to Canberra for climate action Wayne Jansson reports on Shannon Loughnane, a young man walking […]

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#AusVotes Day 19 – Happy pre-polling day: @qldaah #qldpol

April 29, 2019 – Table of contents Independent campaign in Farrer heats up after pastoralist backing Coalition believes childcare changes will lead to communism Happy pre-polling day . Independent campaign in Farrer heats up after pastoralist backing Wayne Jansson has been following the activity in the seat of Farrer where a rural pastoralist, Rob McBride, […]

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Fiery #FarrerVotes pastoralist blasts @sussanley, backs indie @Mack4Farrer: @jansant reports on #Watergate

Influential pastoralist Rob McBride (@TolarnoStation) whose video drew attention to the Menindee fish kill has thrown his support behind Independent candidate Kevin Mack (@Mack4Farrer) in Sussan Ley’s (@sussanley) NSW rural seat of Farrer. McBride has made a series of passionate calls for voters to elect Independents who support a Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling Basin […]

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#AusVotes Day 18 – A bit of policy: @qldaah #qldpol

April 28, 2019 – Table of contents A bit of policy Not happy Julia Injury at Clermont . A bit of policy Both the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten took to the stage among the faithful to announce new policy. Mr Morrison has decided to freeze Australia’s refugee intake in the […]

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#AusVotes Day 17 – The anathema: @qldaah #qldpol

April 27, 2019 – Table of contents The anathema Anti-Adani and pro-Adani groups meet at Clermont . The anathema Clive Palmer has been labelled an “anathema” and a “tosser” by Labor’s Anthony Albanese in a fiery, five-minute appeal to voters not to choose the Coalition for their first preference after a deal was made to […]

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#AusVotes Day 16 – Bad candidates: @qldaah #qldpol

April 26, 2019 – Table of contents Bad candidates Margo Kingston wants to clean up democracy . Margo Kingston wants to clean up democracy Charlie Caruso spoke to Margo Kingston about how No Fibs started, the power and role Twitter plays in the modern Australian political landscape and the contribution of citizen journalists in the […]

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#AusVotes Day 15 – Done deal: @qldaah #qldpol

April 25, 2019 – Table of contents The deal between Clive Palmer and the Liberal Party is done Unhappy Gilmore . The deal between Clive Palmer and the Liberal Party is done One would have thought that the Liberal Party would want nothing to do with a guy that once worked alongside Queensland Premier Joh […]

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#AusVotes Day 14 – #Watergate deadline passes: @qldaah #qldpol

April 24, 2019 – Table of contents Mackellar check-in Watergate deadline passes Scott Morrison launches territorial attack The conspiracy theory over BoM data rides into another day . Mackellar check-in Margo Kingston has spoken with Mackellar Independent candidate Alice Thompson. It’s that electorate next to Tony Abbott and was held by Bronwyn Bishop from 1994 […]

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Alice Thompson calls for greater transparency in parliament: @margokingston1 #MackellarVotes #Watergate #podcast

In the wake of the ongoing #Watergate scandal, Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) talks to Alice Thompson (@Indy_Ally) Independent candidate for the Sydney Northern Beaches electorate of Mackellar. Alice provides further insight and context to Margo regarding her recent Twitter thread about integrity in government. My legacy in the PMO was to reduce the autonomy of incoming […]

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#AusVotes Day 13 – Not my job: @qldaah #qldpol #Watergate

April 23, 2019 – Table of contents Not my job Hello again, Helloworld Climate denialism and conspiracy . Not my job “Not my job,” Barnaby Joyce thundered down the line to Patricia Karvelas in yesterday’s radio interview. Mr Joyce had been pressed to say if he knew Eastern Australia Agriculture had links to a tax […]

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Clear waters a must for farming’s future: @tallawang reports on #NewEnglandVotes #Watergate

The most crucial element of a productive landscape is water: rainwater, surface water and ground water. Water has managed to get a lot of column inches over the past few months, with dried up rivers, fish kills, Royal Commissions, mud throwing and buck passing. All good for newspaper sales, but do they assist in the […]

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Indie @AdamBlakester challenges @Barnaby_Joyce to face voters: @jansant reports on #Watergate

Former Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has been called to face the public — particularly his constituents in the NSW rural electorate of New England — over a staggering record payment of $79 million for water buy-backs in 2017. Independent candidate for New England Adam Blakester spoke to No Fibs and said […]

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#AusVotes Day 12 – #Watergate case dismissed by PM: @qldaah #qldpol

April 22, 2019 – Table of contents Bob Brown singles out The Courier Mail for disgraceful coverage Sussan Ley faces a determined challenge from Kevin Mack in Farrer Watergate case dismissed by PM Conspiracy theories in the deep north Mayo check-in . Bob Brown singles out The Courier Mail for disgraceful coverage As Bob Brown’s […]

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#AusVotes Day 11 – Malcolm Turnbull enters the fray: @qldaah #qldpol

April 21, 2019 – Table of contents Malcolm Turnbull enters the fray Australian Watergate Update . Malcolm Turnbull enters the fray Malcolm Turnbull has entered the campaign to defend the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) from becoming attributed solely to him. Mr Turnbull posted a series of seven Tweets explaining what the NEG was and what […]

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Kevin Mack’s push to pause Basin plan: @jansant #FarrerVotes #Watergate #podcast

Former Minister for Health Sussan Ley is under siege in her ultra-safe Liberal seat of Farrer in rural NSW, where Independent candidate Kevin Mack is putting in a strong challenge. Mr Mack is the Mayor of Albury and has taken leave for the duration of the federal election campaign. He spoke to No Fibs about […]

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#FarrerVotes farmers outraged over water ‘piracy’: @jansant reports on #Watergate

Farmers are “angry” over allegations aired on The Project that record prices were paid by former Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce under the buy-back scheme to a company founded by current Energy Minister Angus Taylor. No Fibs spoke with Independent candidate for the NSW rural electorate of Farrer, Kevin Mack (@Mack4Farrer), who […]

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#AusVotes Day 10 – Australian #Watergate: @qldaah #qldpol

April 20, 2019 – Table of contents Penalty rates to be restored under a Labor government Farmers outraged over water ‘piracy’ Head to head: Jonathan Lea and Bill Shorten on cost of climate change policy Feds failing to act on river reports Australian Watergate .Penalty rates to be restored under a Labor government Penalty rates […]

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Feds failing to act on river reports: @kateauty #StopPrayingForRain #ClimateAction analysis

The river is our memory, we walk along it and remember our history and our ancestors by looking at the marks and places. Uncle Badger Bates, Barkandji elder, with Katherine McBride. Submission to AAS Report on Menindee Fish Kills If you only watch the mass media you could still miss some big stories about the […]

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