Notes on the Adelaide Podcast: Independent Insurgency

Independent women hope to shake up this year’s federal election, and the political establishment is on the verge of panic.

In this week’s episode, we speak to two women, one an independent candidate previously linked to the Labor Party, the other a political consultant, once a leading member of the Liberal Party, who hope to contribute to an independent challenge to the main parties. in the federal elections on May 21.

Chelsey Potter was once an adviser to a federal liberal minister. She now has her own political consultancy, Suffragette Group, and is dedicating her experience and expertise to helping independent women get elected to parliament.

In the state election, he advised Goolwa occupational therapist Lou Nicholson on his campaign that nearly unseated then-Liberal cabinet member David Basham in Finniss’s once-safe seat. On the federal campaign, he is working with Wudinna Bakery owner Liz Habermann, who, like Nicholson, shocked the Liberal Party with her performance in Flinders’ ultra-safe liberal seat. Habermann did not win the seat, but has now set her sights on Grey’s giant and safe federal liberal seat.

Joining Potter this week in Notes on Adelaide is Jo Dyer, the former head of Adelaide Writers Week running as an independent in South Australia’s most marginal Liberal-held seat of Boothby.

Dyer’s candidacy is backed by Climate 200, an advocacy group that is raising funds to, in his own words, “support about 20 underdog candidates who are advocating clean politics and following the science on climate change.”

Dyer once sought shortlist for the Labor Party, and explains why he resigned from the ALP to pursue an independent route to parliament.

Notes on Adelaide is a weekly current affairs podcast powered by independent journalism from In the diaryCityMag and SALIFE, and produced by Solstice Podcasting.

New episodes are uploaded weekly. You can find the podcast at In the diary or on your favorite podcast app, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Listen to our previous episodes here.

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