The No Fibs Podcast explores a wide range of issues and topics of interest as it relates to #ausvotes and #auspol written by Australian citizen journalists.
PODCAST: inside the #BradfieldVotes campaign with Nicolette Boele and Rob Mills
Independent Bradfield candidate Nicolette Boele and her campaign manager, Rob Mills discuss the community campaign that turned the once ultra safe seat marginal.
PODCAST: Cheryl Kernot says Kooyong Goldstein wins special: wraps #ausvotes with No Fibs
CHERYL KERNOT WRAPS the election campaign with No Fibs.
Cheryl Kernot is a trail-blazer for women, a former Senator, leader of the Australian Democrats and former Member for Dickson.
Kernot told No Fibs her special seat wins were, Goldstein and Kooyong.
At the Kooyong campaign launch Cathy McGowan pulled me aside and asked me to photograph a list – she’d just presented Dr Ryan with a campaign survival kit – she had the same gift for, Zoe Daniel in Goldstein.
Cathy’s campaign survival kit
PODCAST: Kate Chaney says win or lose we’ve changed #CurtinVotes
MARGO KINGSTON TALKS with Kate Chaney who’s running in the Western Australian seat of Curtin. She has a background in business and has worked at Boston Consulting Group, Westralia Airports Corporation and Wesfarmers where as Aboriginal Affairs Manager she developed the corporation’s first Reconciliation Action Plans.
Chaney is running a strong community based campaign and is one of the many independents threatening safe Coalitions.
Related: SPEECH: “Beholden only to my electorate”, Kate Chaney’s pledge to launch her quest for #CurtinVotes
PODCAST: Cathy McGowan and Thomas Mayor speaking from the heart #UluruStatement
It’s the culmination of many lessons throughout that history of struggleThomas Mayor
If you want people to change you have to create not only motivation for change but some experience that gives them trustCathy McGowan
What the Greens have done with the Uluru Statement From The Heart or their policy about the Uluru Statement is quiet disrespectful and short sightedThomas Mayor
The nation is with us on this, we just haven’t had the leadershipCathy McGowan
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PODCAST: Ray Kingston reflects on #MalleeVotes 2019 and his hopes for 2022
LAST WEEK Guardian Australia’s rural and regional editor, Gabrielle Chan, coined the phrase the ‘The Barnaby Line’ and questioned whether in electorates south of this line, such as Nicholls and Mallee, Barnaby Joyce’s regional appeal was now in the negative “losing his MPs and candidates more votes than he attracts.”
Mallee was a bit of a surprise package at the 2019 election, being the last seat called by the Australian Electoral Commission, almost a month after the election, which saw the Nationals suffer a 28 percent primary vote swing against them.
Early in February this year Sophie Baldwin, announced her candidacy as an independent for Mallee in the upcoming election. Sophie describes herself as – “a wife, a mum, a single mum, a dairy farmer, a journalist, a CEO and a water advocate,” and not afraid of hard work. She believes “rural and regional Australia has been left without a voice while petty party politics destroy the country”.
Today I am talking to Ray Kingston – one of the three climate focussed independents that ran in Mallee in 2019 and shared over 21 percent of the primary vote – about his experiences as a past candidate and now as a supporter of Sophie Baldwin.
Ray contributed to some of Sophie’s early strategy meetings, is a proud supporter of hers and has been regularly asked for advice throughout her campaign. Important for Sophie’s campaign and her voter recognition have been endorsements from Ray Kingston and independent state MP for Mildura, Ali Cupper.
Independent candidate for Mallee 2019 Ray Kingston. (Photo: supplied)
PODCAST: it’s hard but its doable – Nicolette Boele on her quest to turn Upper North Shore #BradfieldVotes independent
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE, NICOLETTE Boele is running in the Sydney seat of Bradfield which is held by Liberal, Paul Fletcher. Margo Kingston caught up with the Voices of Bradfield endorsed candidate who’s ending a mid-campaign period of Covid isolation.
Related: A miracle is possible in #BradfieldVotes: the high hopes of Nicolette Boele’s campaign manager
Must hear podcast for 2019 election
Great coverage Margo & team. The independents are amazing! I knew it took a lot of work but that’s only half the battle. Informative and concise & quite timely. Beats the rest of the dross being served by current MSM. Thank you!
A very interesting and concise podcast. Thank you for highlighting this issue. The AAbill is a worrying step for the Australian government to take. With echoes of Orwell’s 1984, let’s hope our future contains no other similarities.