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24 March 2023 - The Guardian - Michael McGowan

Seats to watch: the NSW election is likely to come down to these key electorates

It looks like being close. The Coalition faces threats on a number of fronts but Labor’s path to victory is uncertain.

17 March 2023 - In The Cove - Jacky Barker

Top Five Priorities for Candidate in the Lane Cove Electorate

In the Cove asked each candidate who has nominated for the State seat of Lane Cove to tell us their top five priorities for the electorate.

17 March 2023 - Women's Agenda - Angela Priestley

The massive increase in older women experiencing homelessness in NSW

The last Census results delivered shocking stats regarding the extent of homelessness for women in NSW, showing a 48 per cover rise in homelessness for women since the previous Census, with a massive 78 per cent rise for women aged 65 to 74.

17 March 2023 - The Guardian - Mostafa Rachwani

Everything you need to know about the NSW election: when is it, how to vote and who will win?

Voters in New South Wales will soon go to the polls in the biggest state election in the country. Here is everything you need to know.

9 March 2023 - The Guardian - Tamsin Rose

Coalition of independent NSW candidates vow to slow or halt coal and gas projects

Group will outline key policies on Thursday, including reforms to stop coal seam gas development on Liverpool Plains. The Lane Cove candidate Victoria Davidson – aiming to defeat the planning minister, Anthony Roberts – said the state needed to change the status quo. “We need a government who will prioritise reducing our cost of living, by accelerating the transition to renewable energy to secure permanently cheaper power bills,” she said.

9 March 2023 - ABC News - Rani Hayman

Independent candidates team up to pressure major parties on coal and gas reforms in NSW

Eight New South Wales independents are joining forces to pressure the major parties as they pursue coal and gas reforms ahead of the state election.

6 March 2023 - The Guardian - Nina Ardill

Why calling teal candidates ‘Climate 200 independents’ is misleading and unfair

'It’s frustrating when the media mistakenly attributes the role of the many volunteers to Climate 200 or Simon Holmes à Court', writes community independent volunteer Nina Ardill in this opinion article.

5 March 2023 - Sydney Morning Herald - Lucy Cormack

Teals lining up to take on Liberal strongholds, but can they replicate the federal wave?

'Thirty-four kilometres away, Davidson is in the thick of her own fight to seize Lane Cove from incumbent NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts. The senior right-wing Liberal has held the seat for two decades with a current margin of 14 per cent. Davidson says she hears deafening opposition to Roberts, his voting record (he voted against decriminalising abortion and legalising voluntary assisted dying) and aggressive local development under his watch. But some election watchers say the planning minister's aggressive approach to increase housing supply amid the affordability crisis could, in fact, buttress him.'

2 March 2023 - Australian Financial Review - Samantha Hutchinson

NSW crossbenchers target Narrabri gas project

Four crossbench MPs likely to hold the balance of power in a NSW minority government will raise their opposition to the $3.5 billion Narrabri gas project in negotiations with major parties, arguing that more Australian gas should be kept onshore for domestic use before new resources are tapped.

28 February 2023 - The Guardian - Lisa Cox

Eight coal projects to be considered by NSW forecast to add 1.5bn tonnes to global emissions

Eight coal projects the New South Wales government will consider in 2023 would add at least 1.5bn tonnes to global greenhouse gas emissions if they all proceeded, according to analysis by Lock the Gate.

26 February 2023 - Sky News - Julia Bradley

Voting and donation laws could curtail teal campaigns in NSW

The Climate 200 teals are fighting to flip blue-ribbon Liberal seats again, this time in New South Wales electorates overlapping with their federal wins last year. A repeat teal triumph would see the Liberals lose government – however, the state’s voting and donation laws could curtail their climate campaign.

22 February 2023 - The Guardian - Tamsin Rose

Ballots are yet to open in the NSW election but have the teals already won?

Independent challengers spruik their influence on government policy as a sign of the benefits they bring.

18 February 2023 - Sky News - Interviewer: Ashleigh Gillon

Labor lacks ‘urgent action’ enforcing cashless gaming technology

NSW Independent MP Alex Greenwich says the “hole” in Labor’s NSW gambling policy is their “lack of urgent action” on enforcing cashless gaming technology.

“We are unfortunately the gambling harm capital of Australia – we’re also the money laundering capital,” Mr Greenwich told Sky News Australia.

“Evidence is there that we need cashless gaming technology in NSW sooner than later … I’d like to see it in clubs and pubs as soon as possible.”

17 February 2023 - No Fibs Independents Day - Margo Kingston

PODCAST: Community independent Victoria Davidson seeking to unseat Perrottet Minister Anthony Roberts

In Margo's first podcast for the upcoming NSW election, she chats with the independent candidate for Lane Cove, Victoria Davidson.

15 February 2023 - Croakey Health Media - Kate McBride & Joshua Karras

Politicians to face a grilling on these key health issues ahead of New South Wales election

Key politicians will be grilled about their intentions for public health at a New South Wales election debate to be hosted by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) NSW in Sydney on 27 February.

The debate, to be held at the Westmead Innovation Quarter and live-streamed, will feature Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard, Shadow Minister for Health Ryan Park, NSW Greens Health and Wellbeing spokesperson Cate Faehrmann, and independent candidate for Lane Cove, Victoria Davidson.

15 February 2023 - The Fifth Estate - Andrew Gardiner

The light on the hill is looking a distinct shade of teal

Picture yourself as a relative novice at politics, trying to get your head around what’s required to mount an organised, effective campaign against a high-profile, well-resourced, politically-seasoned opponent in a blue ribbon seat s/he has a history of cake-walking. Despite all this, expectations are high that you can knock off said adversary and (wait for it) change the very way we do politics.

15 February 2023 - The Weekly Times - Phil Jenkyn OAM

Political integrity and real representation

The NSW Election will take place on Saturday, March 25. The Liberal/National Party Coalition have now been in power for 12 long years. In my view it is time for a change.


8 February 2023 - The Weekly Times - Page 6

Lane Cove independent launches campaign

Independent for the state electorate of Lane Cove - Victoria Davidson - launched her campaign at the Gladesville RSL Club on Saturday.




5 February 2023 - Sydney Morning Herald - Tom Rabe

Expanded gambling reforms key to teal’s support for major parties

Independent candidates for Pittwater, Jacqui Scruby, and Lane Cove, Victoria Davidson, said a primary condition of their support for a Coalition or Labor government would include curfews on poker machines and community consultation on where the machines were rolled out.


5 February 2023   ABC News NSW - Ashleigh Raper

Grants in Spotlight

NSW Labor plans to legislate against pork Barrelling. The plan comes days after the release of a scathing investigation by the state's auditor general into how bushfire recovery grants were handed out.

4 February 2023 - 9 News Sydney - Annalise Bolt

Climate-conscious independents

They're climate-conscious, they're women and they're all vying for seats on the Northern Beaches, the North Shore and Sydney's East.

4 February 2023 - The Guardian - Tamsin Rose

Teals and other NSW independents seek to kill controversial Pep-11 gas permit

Candidates hoping to hold the balance of power to push for state-level development bans.

1 January 2023 - Sydney Morning Herald - Mary Ward

The small difference which could make a huge difference to the NSW election.

Davidson said her campaign’s greatest asset was its community support, with volunteers and voters already mobilised from Tink’s victory. Its biggest hurdle, she said, would be the state’s optional stance on preferential voting.

12 December 2023 - ABC - Ashleigh Raper

'Teal' independent Jacqui Scruby taking on the Liberals in Sydney's Northern Beaches at March election

Victoria Davidson is running as an independent against Planning Minister Anthony Roberts in Lane Cove.

6 Dec 2022 - Sydney Morning Herald - Alexandra Smith

Kylea Tink’s Team Targets Lane Cove as Independent Candidates Grow 

North Sydney's Independent are backing long-time Lane Cove resident Victoria Davidson in the safe Liberal seat, which has a 14 per cent margin, as teal candidates turn their focus to NSW ahead of the election in March.



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