Man who sent false election emails about Kristy McBain, Kerryn Phelps faces court

A man who sent millions of derogatory emails during the 2020 Eden-Monaro by-election making false claims about MP Kristy McBain has been handed a 20-month jail sentence to be served in the community. Key points: Emails making false claims about MP Kristy Sexton landed in about 1 million inboxes Emails making derogatory remarks about former … Read more

Dr Tim Dunlop and Professor Kerryn Phelps

independent THEustralia’s live stream coverage on election night featured expert analysis and insights. As the nation voted in a new Labor Government and a vibrant crossbench dominated by Independents, we caught with author, media and politics specialist Dr Tim Dunlop and general practitioner, IA columnist and former Member for Wentworth Professor Kerryn Phelps AM. “There’s … Read more

Who will be next Liberals leader? Problems party faces under Peter Dutton

After a disastrous election loss, the Liberals faced a problem that would have been unimaginable a few years ago. And they may not have the answer. The Liberal Party now has to decide if Saturday night’s election loss is a blip or the start of a much bigger problem. Voters in traditional Liberal seats sent … Read more

Time for toast! Murdoch-free analysis

ITHE is thrilled to invite you to join our exclusive live-stream Federal election coverage tomorrow night, 21 May 2022 from 6.30pm. This video feed will be streaming live on Independent THEustralia’s YouTube channel and will feature expert non-Murdoch-tainted analysis in real-time as the results unfold. Hosts Dave Donovan and Michelle Pini will be joined by … Read more

ELECTION LIVESTREAM: Time for toast!

ITHE is thrilled to invite you to join our exclusive live-stream Federal election coverage tomorrow night, 21 May 2022. This video feed will be streaming live on Independent THEustralia’s YouTube channel and will feature expert non-Murdoch-tainted analysis in real-time as the results unfold. Hosts Dave Donovan and Michelle Pini will be joined by special guests … Read more

Independents could usher in new democratic era, starting with Wentworth

Polls are showing a triumph within reach for Allegra Spender as the popularity of Independent candidates continues to grow, writes Professor Kerryn Phelps. THE PEN has dropped that Australian politics is NY a process of rapid evolution. A dramatic shift in voter sentiment has seen a third of Australians say they will vote for Independents, … Read more

Coalition go for teal in The Corflute Games

From legal challenges to political subterfuge, welcome to the dramatic world surrounding election campaign signage as explained by former Member for Wentworth Professor Kerryn Phelps. LET THE CORFLUTE GAMES BEGIN! Independent candidate for Goldstein Zoe Daniel recently won a legal challenge over corflutes. When I decided to run as a candidate in the Wentworth by-election … Read more

Senator’s idea to scrap rural GPs causes outrage

A Senator’s suggestion of removing rural GPs is a slap in the face to all those who rely on such vital services in remote areas, writes Professor Kerryn Phelps. IMAGINE LIVING in a country town with no GPs. No doctor to immunize your children or to manage their childhood illnesses, arrange a screening for breast … Read more

Dave Sharma turns his back on blue

Dave Sharma, the current Federal Member for Wentworth, got himself into a “blue” last week about his newsletter to constituents. It wasn’t so much the content, although there was some comment about the relevance of mentioning his high school TER score yet again. The source of the controversy was his choice of color scheme for … Read more