With a federal election on the horizon, there is much speculation about the large number of independents putting their hands up in predominantly government held seats. At the last election in 2019 Tony Abbott was famously ousted from his “safe” northern beaches seat Warringah by former Olympic athlete, Zali Steggall. In Indi in northern Victoria, Cathy McGowan took on the sitting LNP member Sophie Mirrabella in 2013, and won. A new movement has emerged, Voices of. [electorate] in many LNP held seats, while climate activist Simon Holmes a Court has started an organisation called Climate 200 to fund pro climate action independents.
The April monthly meeting will be special in many ways:
I feel that after all this time we probably all need a bit of human social interaction, so please do yourself a kindness and attend in person if you can. We will require proof of full vaccination. Masks will be optional.
We will wind up at about 9pm, and those who are interested can move on to WAFL (Wine And Fine Food SIG) at Fong’s in Bentleigh.
Note: If by some horrible chance there’s a last minute surge in Covid we will have to fall back to Zoom only. So watch your email and/or Yammer:All Company for any last minute announcement.