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Inside the independent campaigns that may decide the election

News How a movement that began in earnest a decade ago, built on grassroots representation, could affect at least eight seats at the next election. By Margo Kingston. Inside the independent campaigns that may decide the election The movement started, really, in 2012. A group of friends steeped in community building, second-wave feminism and rural leadership decided that Sophie Mirabella was not representing her safe regional seat of Indi and worked out over time what to do about it. She had told them, “The people of Indi aren’t interested in politics.” On the morning after her historic win, Cathy…