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The Lismore chapter of KNAG – Knitting Nannas Against Gas (and greed) have been busily preparing for the election and are looking very carefully at all the job applicants for Page.

‘We interviewed Patrick Deegan last week and Dan Reid, the Greens applicant, on Friday,’ said spokesNanna Judi. ‘We presented our KNAGging List and discussed our five national issues and two local issues. Dan responded to our list while Nanna Mary quizzed him about his credentials for running as a federal candidate. Dan is the third interview we have done, there are four to go.

Nannas are quite happy to let anyone know that they are peacefully and productively protesting against the destruction of the land and water by exploration and mining of coal seam gas and other non-renewable energy.

They also want to make it clear that they are not aligned with any party or group and are watching everyone. The Nannafesto states – ‘KNAG is not affiliated with any political party – We annoy all politicians equally’.

So far they have interviewed or have appointments to interview all of the local candidates for the job – bar one. To date, they have had no response from the sitting member Kevin Hogan.

KNAG are wondering if maybe Kevin didn’t get their message.

KNAG co-founder Nanna Clare says that Kevin was invited over two weeks ago to talk to the Nannas and apply for the job in Page – they haven’t heard back from him. ‘Kevin still hasn’t met with us,’ she said, ’So we are sending him a letter via registered mail to remind him.’

Nannas Louise and Clare and the letter to Kevin. Photo Tree Faerie

Dear Kevin,
The Knitting Nannas are approaching all of our local candidates with our 2019 Federal Election KNAGging list.
We approached your office on April 11 to request an interview.
As at this date, we have not heard back from you.
The list we want to give you is the same we are giving all job applicants for the seat of Page.
We met with Patrick Deegan last week, who talked about the Labor Party’s policies on the points we are putting to you.
Today we are meeting Fiona Leviny, an Independent applicant and Dan Reid, an applicant from the Greens.

We think it only fair to offer you the opportunity that the other prospective pollies have taken up.

We promise not to bite.
Nanna hugs,
Knitting Nannas Lismore

The Nannas are sitting and knitting and waiting for his response.

SpokesNanna Louise says that the job needs a suitable applicant prepared to vote in parliament the same way they speak to their constituents here. ‘ They must be able to handle the altitude in an aeroplane travelling to and from Canberra so what is said here translates in the actual vote there.’

Why do KNAG do what thy do: ‘It’s all about saving the land, air and water for the kiddies! We want to leave this land better than we found it, for our children, grandchildren and future generations’.

Nannas Clare and Judi: ‘Kevin, won’t you talk to us?’ Photo Tree Faerie.

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  1. The Nannas are fantastic — determined, clever and above all relevant and funny. This is a dour and often unpleasant campaign — the Nannas are one of the few bright spots. More power to their needles.With gratitude, Mungo

  2. If they get a response from Kevin, I will be surprised. He does not answer serious questions, just hands out cheques and gets his photo taken. In parliament he toes the Part line no matter how shonky it is!

    You can check out how the Claytons Cros Bencher votes on your search engine.

    Check out:
    How They Votes, Federal parliament.


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