NSI in the Media

Our spokespeople are NSI co-founders, Kristen Lock and Denise Shrivell.

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Media Mentions

NSW State Election

November 11 - Daily Telegraph

James O'Doherty: Cash splash cap could spell trouble for NSW Teals

While Teal independents swept into federal seats on a tidal wave of cash at the federal election, limits placed on the amount of money spent on state election campaigns could spell a different story in March.

November 9 - Crikey

Anton Nilsson: Liberal MP encircled by teals ready for the fight 

The Liberal Party takes nothing for granted in Sydney's north as residents in the area tell pollsters they're considering voting teal.

November 9 - The Australian

NSW Coalition 'at risk in six seats' on climate 

Seat-by-seat polling suggests the NSW Coalition is in danger of losing several electorates to teal independents at the March election.

October 27 - The Sydney Morning Herald

Alexandra Smith: Libs fail to fix women problem and they'll pay on the North Shore.   

The Liberals' stated ambition is to preselect women in 40% of seats but they're doing little about it.

October 26 - North Shore Times

‘Teal’ campaigners seek Climate 200 funds in election lead-up.

The search to find independent candidates to challenge two Liberal state electorates is heating up with campaigners seeking the financial backing of powerful crowd-funding group Climate 200.

October 7 - Crikey

Anton Nilsson: We need time:  NSW Liberals fear the teal train is approaching - and the party is acting too slowly

The NSW premier has downplayed concerns safe Liberal seats could fall to independents at the March election, but some are worried.

September 25 - Sydney Morning Herald

Lucy Cormack: North Shore seat in firing line of teal army mobilising for state election

Community volunteer group North Sydney’s Independent has fired the starting gun on its search for a candidate to seize Wilson’s seat of North Shore, which includes suburbs such as Mosman, Kirribilli, North Sydney and parts of Crows Nest.

September 15 - No Fibs Podcast

Margo Kingston: How North Sydney's Independent plans a second independents day boilover in Lane Cove at the NSW election 

Margo Kingston chats with, Denise Shrivell and Kristen Lock who are co-founders of North Sydney’s Independent created to find Kylea Tink, the now independent Member for North Sydney in the Federal Parliament. 

August 31 - The Weekly Times

Search is on for Lane Cove Independent candidate (see page 5)

August 31 - In the Cove's Week in Review

North Sydney's Independent launch

August 29 - The Sydney Morning Herald

Lucy Cormack: Refuelled grassroots campaign mobilises for teal push at NSW election 

The army of volunteers that dispatched North Sydney Independent Kylea Tink to Canberra is mobilising ahead of the state election, declaring the start of their candidate search to oust Planning Minister Anthony Roberts from his blue-ribbon seat of Lane Cove.

 August 28 - The Guardian

Anne Davies: Perrottet Government faces challenge from new wave of teals in March 23 NSW state election

The group [NSI] believes there is particular impetus for an independent in Lane Cove, a seat currently held by the NSW planning minister, Anthony Roberts, who is a member of the hard-right faction.  “We think there is a mismatch between the community and their representation.” 

August 12 - The Conversation

Michelle Grattan: Will teals strike Liberals another blow in Victoria and NSW elections? 

In NSW, the group North Sydney Independent (NSI), which chose successful federal teal candidate for North Sydney Kylea Tink (but is now at arm’s length from her), is looking at the three Liberal seats in the area – Lane Cove, Willoughby and North Shore. NSI co-founder Denise Shrivell says the group could back community candidates in one or even all three seats. The group will have a launch on August 28.

August 5 - AFR

Teal slide bets rise amid sordid scandals in NSW and Victoria

The current scandals in NSW and Victoria have shone a harsh light on political factions’ dark deeds. What’s the betting on new teal-slides in the November and March elections in Australia’s two biggest states?

July 25 - North Shore Times:

David Barwell:  Teal campaign architects to target State Liberal heartland

The architects behind a successful Federal teal campaign will target the upcoming State Election with their sights set on contesting three blue ribbon electorates.

July 15 2022 – The Australian

Max Maddison: NSW Liberals divided on March 2023 election strategy

North Sydney’s Independent spokesperson, Kristen Lock said the group was still assessing in which seats it would support candidates, but expected to launch at the end of July.

July 12 2022 – The Daily Telegraph

North Sydney’s Independent group, who helped propel Kylea Tink into the federal seat, will host a launch event later this month, having identified the state seats of Lane Cove, North Shore and Willoughby as targets.

June 2022 – The North Sydney Sun
Grahame Lynch: Fresh from Tink success, indy group now targets State
Buoyed by their stunning success in identifying Kylea Tink and propelling her on the path to victory over Trent Zimmerman in one of the safest seats in the Country, the North Sydney’s Independent group is now setting its sights on the State seats of Lane Cove, North Shore and Willoughby.

June 11, 2022 – The Australian

Max Maddison: Seats at risk but Liberals don’t fear teal repeat

Senior Liberals believe up to four seats could be threatened by teal independents at next year’s NSW election, but say the state’s ­optional preferential voting system and the party’s performance on progressive issues will stave off a full-frontal assault.

The group that helped launch the successful bid for the formerly safe Liberal party seat of North Sydney are now turning their attention to the looming New South Wales state election, identifying three key Coalition electorates as targets.

2022 Federal Election

September 18, 2021 – The Sydney Morning Herald

Jacqueline Maley: Meet the Liberal Party’s latest problem: a climate-driven independent
As a mum and a businesswoman and a CEO, [Kylea Tink looks] at the inaction of the past decade and can’t sit still anymore. Tink says the government is “protecting the VHS economy while everyone else has moved onto the livestream economy” and “We need to be embracing change as a nation rather than cowering and focusing on what is disappearing anyway.”

August 23, 2021 – The Guardian

Voters in three Liberal-held federal seats in metropolitan Sydney remain worried about climate change according to Climate 200, an organisation supporting independent political candidates committed to achieving a science-based response to climate change. The report suggests global heating is the number one issue of concern for voters in the electorates of Wentworth and North Sydney.

August 8, 2021 – The Sun Herald

Spokesperson for North Sydney’s Independent – Kristen Lock – “Trent seems a nice enough guy, he’s just impotent when it comes to effective policy change” … “We feel like our voices are being subdued by the LNP party bosses who are telling Trent how to vote”

July 24, 2021 – Central News

Spokesperson for North Sydney’s Independent – Kristen Lock – “Zali and Cathy are amazing. Their voices are inspiring and enlightening to hear from. Hearing from them helps our supporters, potential candidates and future supporters quickly recognise and understand the type of representation we are seeking and contrast that with the type of representation we are currently getting with our LNP Party member.”

July 2021 – North Shore Living, Issue 123

Kristen Lock: Push for independent MP
Spokesperson for North Sydney’s Independent – Kristen Lock – “We want [North Sydney] to have a strong and independent champion in Canberra to fix climate and energy policy and bring integrity back into politics.”

June 22, 2021 – ABC 7.30 Report

Spokesperson for North Sydney’s Independent – Kristen Lock – shares a comment on Barnaby Joyce regaining his role as leader of The National Party in a Coalition Government and what this means for NSI’s campaign.

June 17, 2021 – North Shore Times

North Shore Times: Advertisement:
North Sydney’s Independent advertises in the North Shore Times for interest from potential candidates and supporters who want independent representation for our electorate of North Sydney. We are looking for:
  • A representative who will vote for urgent climate action and an independently funded ICAC (independent commission against corruption).
  • An independent in the spirit of Ted Mack and Zali Steggall who understands their role is to engage with and be the voice for the community who voted for them.

June 15, 2021 – The New Daily

“The outbreak of small “l” Liberalism – a species considered threatened, if not on the verge of extinction – over the Biloela family comes after all three had voted loyally with the government to repeal the Medevac bill, an action aimed at depriving asylum seekers access to Australian medical treatment”

June 7, 2021 – Central News

Over the next few months Central News reporters are following around North Sydney’s Independent – a grassroots campaign to find a candidate to challenge for the seat of North Sydney at the next election.

June 4, 2021 – Sydney Morning Herald

Friendly Fire, a slew of independents have also cropped up in the seat and there’s another newly formed group scheduled to launch on Sunday.  Its called North Sydney’s Independent.