Articles by: Lesley Howard

Author Biography:

Lesley Howard has a keen interest in supporting sound environmental social practice and communities and democracy in action. She has a Masters of Science, Applied Statistics, and participates in the Voices for Australia project. Although Melbourne-based, Lesley and her family have had a relationship with Indi for over twenty years. she has written about the community group Voices for Indi citizen engagement and participatory democracy.

A Positive Politics: Community independents and the new wave of political engagement

Politicians and parties targeting the community independents will do so at their peril, for they will also be attacking the communities that have chosen and supported them into parliament.