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Why a major party candidate refused Simon Holmes a Court’s cash

Sydney Morning Herald: 1 Oct 2022 She explained that, as a candidate running in a seat the party considered unwinnable, she would receive a box of T-shirts, a few hundred corflute signs to put up around the electorate, and several cartons of how-to-vote cards. She wouldn’t be given a single helper from head office for …

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Stokes to stand down

Northern Beaches Advocate: 30 Sept 2022 Within minutes of Pittwater MP Rob Stokes announcing he will not contest the next election, jockeying began to replace him. Just before 9.30am this morning (Friday, 30 September), NSW Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes issued a statement confirming speculation that he would not contest another …

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NSW minister Rob Stokes quits as Natasha Maclaren-Jones seeks to replace him in Pittwater

The Guardian: 30 Sept 2022 Stokes, a senior member of Dominic Perrottet’s cabinet, said on Friday it was time to “make room for a different perspective and a new voice”. “We now need a contest to elect a new representative to serve the Pittwater community in the parliament of NSW,” he said. Pittwater is one …

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Simon Holmes à Court on ‘community independents’ and two state elections

The Conversation: 8 Sept 2022 Simon Holmes à Court and his Climate 200, the body that provided funding for “teal” and some other independent candidates who promoted action on climate change, integrity and women’s issues, had great success at the federal election. But will community candidates become a big force in November’s Victorian poll and …

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