#MalleeVotes

There are 3 quality independents running in the safe Nationals seat Mallee, Ray Kingston (@MalleeRay), Cecilia Moar (@MoarforMallee) and Jason Modica (@modica4mallee).
Current Member Andrew Broad announced he wouldn't re-contest in the wake of the #SugarDaddy Affair.
The new Nationals candidate is Anne Webster (@AnneWebster2013).

19.8% margin
Area: 81,962 sq km
Location: North West Victoria
Australian Electoral Commission seat profile
Division of Mallee on Wikipedia
Ray Kingston: website
Cecila Moar: website
Jason Modica: website
#IndependentsDay lighting the regions this #ausvotes from one of #auspol’s safest conservative seats: @MalleeRay comments on his #MalleeVotes run

You’re invited to back the beard! We’re launching Ray Kingston @malleeray: @davelennonabc reports on #MalleeVotes

Back the Beard! Ray Kingston The Independent for Mallee will officially launch his campaign this Sunday, April 7, at 6pm live at the Rupanyup Bowling Club. If you can’t be there it will be live streamed here or you can watch it later at the same link. You’ve heard too much over the years from […]

Florries, family ties, pelicans and wheelie bins for @malleeray in #malleevotes: @davelennonabc reports

It was a funny old week during which not a lot happened publicly, apart from preparations continuing behind the scenes for that moment Scomo says go! The big difference was that unlike last week — when it took a 6am start to allow time to drive over to Kerang and Pyramid Hill — this time […]

Would it kill you to listen? On the campaign trail with @malleeray #malleevotes: @davelennonabc reports

After a week in the shearing shed Ray Kingston (@MalleeRay) the Independent for Mallee kicked off Saturday in a cafe at Kerang just talking to people who wanted to have a chat about their concerns. Next came the Kerang Markets, which spread along the walkway in a lush park just across the road from the […]

A quarter of a million dollars? Tell him he’s dreamin’: @davelennonabc reports from inside @malleeray’s #MalleeVotes campaign

The other weekend — as is my wont — I was reclining on the chaise longue at Chateau Lennon, a flute of Moet in hand, when the butler brought in the freshly-ironed copy of the The Saturday Paper. Its lead article was the tale of Damien Hodgkinson, the campaigner behind Phelps, Banks and Steggall. I […]

Politics can wait, there’s shearing to be done as @malleeray takes a break from the #malleevotes campaign: @Davelennonabc on the trail

The Ballet of the Shearing Shed… I went to get these shots, it was my first visit to a shearing shed since I was a teenager and three things struck me: it was hot, it was busy and everyone knew their roles in a comparatively small space, moving with surprising speed and agility to get […]

Reports of Maryborough’s death have been greatly exaggerated: @Davelennonabc on the #malleevotes trail with @malleeray

Democracy is a funny thing. These days few would argue against the concept of one vote, one value. The age of the gerrymander is over, in Australia anyway. But in order to keep things straight the Australian Electoral Commission periodically reviews the boundaries of seats that get outside the margins. All well and good: democracy, […]

Why I stuffed up a perfectly good semi-retirement to help @malleeray win: @Davelennonabc on #malleevotes

Before the why let’s have a look at the how. At the end of last year I was happily cruising to the end of my time at the ABC when the Andrew Broad scandal erupted. Our local MP in sex scandal. Well I never… and neither did anyone else! It just so happened that on […]

#IndependentsDay lighting the regions this #ausvotes from one of #auspol’s safest conservative seats: @MalleeRay comments on his #MalleeVotes run

I’m running as the Independent for Mallee because I’m frustrated that our communities are being neglected, and I’m angry that while our leaders play games in Canberra the people of Mallee are missing out. As the truly Independent voice, as a leader with a proven track record of vision, innovation and advocacy, having led groundbreaking […]

Broad disapproval of Nats fuels challenge from #MalleeVotes local candidate @MalleeRay: @Davelennonabc reports on #IndependentsDay #ausvotes

This post kicks off regular #malleevotes blogs between now and the federal election. The seat of Mallee is a huge 81,962 square kilometres, or put another way if you jump in a car in Mildura at one end of the electorate and drive to Maryborough at the other, you won’t have much change out of […]

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. […]