Dr. Stephen Ruff

Double disillusion? Vote Independent!

Stephen will be contesting the seat of North Sydney in the upcoming Federal Election:-) If you can help in any way, please fill out our online survey or consider making a donation. Our campaign office can be contacted on 0429-391-036 or by email dr.s.ruff@gmail.com


NSW Government decision on Southern Campus of RNS Hospital

The LHD have announced that the Government will not be selling the land on the Southern Campus. The land will remain fully owned by the Government. Therefore, this appears to be great news. see http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/…/Royal-North-Shore-Hosp…
It was also stated that there were no future plans to sell any other land on the hospital campus and also no penalties imposed as a result of the land not being sold.
One rider attached to this announcement is that the government still plan to build a building (that they will pay for) to house the Ministry of Health, Agency for Clinical innovation, Health Infrastructure and serval other government departments (see attached documents) and importantly it will also include Childcare.
With this decision the Master plan advisory committee can now get to work in determining how to provide the other remaining support services on the hospital campus that still haven’t got a home.
On behalf of the community, our patients, family and friends I would like to thank everyone who worked so tirelessly and selflessly over many years on this campaign. Well done !

North Sydney By-Election

Stephen has announced his intention to run as an independent candidate for the Federal seat of North Sydney. He is privileged to be supported by Ted Mack, the former Independent Mayor, State and Federal Member for this seat.


If you can help in any way, please call 0429-391-036 or fill out our online survey. For more Information see http://drsruff.org, follow us on Facebook http://sruff.org or Twitter http://twitter.com/drsruff

If you would like to make a financial donation to his campaign please contact the campaign office on 0429-391-036. It is also possible to donate via Paypal. Paypal accepts credit cards (you may have to create a Paypal login). Please contact the office if you would prefer to make a direct transfer (EFT). Any help is greatly appreciated.

Make a donation via Paypal or Credit Card, click on the link below.

Pay with PayPal

Stephen’s motivation for standing is mainly his concern for the mismanagement of public health policy, particularly the future of the North Shore Hospital. Information on a wide range of policies including the economy, the environment, trade treaties, energy, transport, education, immigration, open government, reform of politicians’ entitlements and constitutional reform, are provided on this website here http://drsruff.wordpress.com/policies.


2015-11-10-215018--Teds Letter

The Save RNSH site has a lot of information regarding the land divestment at RNSH (see http://save.rnsh.org).

If you would like to help with his campaign the following links may be useful;

1. http://facebook.com/drsruff also (http://sruff.org)

2. http://twitter.com/drsruff

4. mailto:dr.s.ruff@gmail.com

How can you help?

If you are able to help with the campaign please fill out our online survey. If you would like to make a financial donation to his campaign please contact the campaign office on 0429-391-036. It is also possible to donate via Paypal. Paypal accepts credit cards (you may have to create a Paypal login). Please contact the office if you would prefer to make a direct transfer (EFT). Any help is greatly appreciated.

Make a donation via Paypal or Credit Card, click on the link below.

Pay with PayPal


Skip to comment form

    • Tracey Wilson ( bondi) on 2015-03-19 at 8:55 am
    • Reply

    Dr Ruff I’m Dubbo Base and I’ll help if I can 😀

    • Steve on 2015-11-12 at 4:23 am
    • Reply

    Onya Stephen Cannot wait to see Turnbull sent running back to the eastern suburbs should he come over the bridge to support the stench of the Zimmerman stitch up and the double dipping of our former entitled and very ordinary former treasurer

    • Elwyn DiFrancesco on 2015-11-16 at 9:03 am
    • Reply

    Wonderful Candidate! Hope the community will get behind you. We don’t want another liberal party
    office hack with limited life experience!

    • Irene Kelly on 2015-11-18 at 1:04 am
    • Reply

    Happy to vote for Dr. Ruff. But who are the others? Just a long list of some 13 candidates with no idea who they are or they represent.
    Irene Kelly

    • David [Kensington] on 2015-11-20 at 9:16 pm
    • Reply

    After handing out material for Stephen Ruff @ Waverton & Wollstonecraft this week I have quickly discovered: 1. the electorate is angry, both Liberal voters and non-Liberals; 2. they’re angry about much the same things – Hockey’s selfish, hypocritical & costly bailout, & re the party production-line Lib candidate being largely forced upon them; 3. a mood for ‘independence’, again!, is in the air! SUPPORT DR RUFF NOW – & let’s teach them a lesson together!

  1. I love Ted Mack, BUT…..unless I know if you have been supporting Liberals in how you vote, cannot trust a “labour party proxy” disguised as an independent.
    Please tell us ?? Sorry but labour is the poison of class envy.

    1. Stephen is definitely not a Labour Party proxy 🙂

    • Judi on 2015-11-26 at 12:59 am
    • Reply

    Where are your preferences going?

    1. Hi Judy, Stephen is an independent, and has chosen not to allocate preferences. His political position will depend on the issue at hand, independent on any of the major parties.

    • John Simpson on 2015-11-27 at 11:04 am
    • Reply

    I applaud your stance on more open government.
    I have been advocating for years that government contracts should not be commercial in confidence except under very limited defence/security circumstances. Both those who benefit from and those who spend our money should be fully and openly accountable. ALL government contracts should be published and available to all Immediately they are signed.
    Who can argue?
    Let me know if you need more help.

    1. Thanks John, your help would be greatly appreciated. If you have time before the election please contact Lyn on 0429391036.

    • Aart Hofman on 2015-11-29 at 12:44 am
    • Reply

    To ensure that my vote does not go any further than Dr Ruff I would have to vote Ruff 1 and all other candidates 2. However this is not allowed and I must nominate all 13 candidates by a sequence of numbers. If Dr Ruff is eliminated, this corrupt procedure effectively deprives me of my right to exercise my vote and limit it to the candidate of my choice and no other as my vote then commences to swirl around in the remaining pool and will finish up with a candidate I don’t want! This has been the reason why I’ve not voted in years.

    1. Thanks Aart, I understand your concerns.

    • Pete Neville on 2015-12-01 at 3:44 am
    • Reply

    So refreshing to receive voting information in the mail, that actually includes ‘information’, and to not have one’s intelligence insulted by the demand to vote a certain way with one’s preferences. Do the liberal party really think their preference ‘guide’ is anything other than, a numbers game without any conviction to beliefs they hold? What on earth did Mr Zimmerman have to do with an upgrade to sporting facilities in Gore Hill? Are they proposing that if the electorate doesn’t vote for him, it would be taken away… To hear from Dr Ruff that he’d “represent all residents on individual issues, and the majority view of the electorate on broad issues” is such common sense, but sadly lacking at the moment. I hold high hopes for this weekend, as most of the people I know in this electorate are intelligent and thoughtful, and Dr Ruff has presented a very strong case for his election, that any intelligent and thoughtful would be on side with. Good luck!

    • justin on 2016-01-03 at 6:07 am
    • Reply

    Gday Stephen,
    Thanks for caring about us,clearly the world democractic parties are all having the similiar problems.Narrow self interest combined with the financial party backers are diverting the public good-for their good .The solution maybe to have a party that has blind donations,no lunches ,no dinners ,etc with the party backers, just for starters.
    wishing you well

    • Dudley Brook on 2016-03-24 at 1:44 am
    • Reply

    Is there any chance Dr Ruff can be persuaded to run against Tony Abbott in Warringah? I think there would be a lot of support via a national crowd funding campaign for this.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.