I don’t have time to read all of this!
Website for Stewart Hine: http://illshowyouthemoney.com.au/candidacy-for-state-parliament/
Themes: Being a true independent. It’s hard to say what his policies might be. Probably quite good on environment and public transport, is my guess, and neither hard right nor hard left, though it’s difficult to say where he leans overall.
With friends like these…
The Group Voting Ticket
As an ungrouped independent, Hine doesn’t get a group voting ticket. But it’s interesting to see where he has been placed by others. His best billing comes from Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, which puts him at 9th, after Chawla and Lee, the Aussie Battlers and Hudson. Chawla and Lee put Hine at 22 and the Greens put him at 27, but beyond that, he’s not getting much love. A lot of the parties in South Eastern Metropolitan seem to have decided that Independents are far too much like hard work, and have stuck all the ungrouped independents last or near last on the ballot.
The Body Politic
Policies, Snark, Terrible Theme Songs (how can I be this far into the project with no theme songs?) and Other Observations