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The Digital Age

How the North Shore of Sydney has changed! “The Royal North Shore Hospital maintains a flock of 31 sheep in order to keep down the grass on the lawn” — Sydney Morning Herald – 1920’s. Stephen recognizes the importance of understanding our history, but at the same time looks to the future. He strongly advocates …

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About Stephen

“Dr. Stephen Ruff … has been a tireless worker for the community of North Sydney particularly for betterment in health delivery and health services generally. During the years that I have known him, he has given selflessly to the preservation of the public hospital system and academically to the further advancement of Royal North Shore …

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About Stephen

“At the turn of the last century Stephen Ruff, all but solely, was responsible for rescuing the orthopaedic and trauma service at Dubbo Base Hospital. With his leadership, he mustered his colleagues from RNSH and beyond to maintain a first-class service which continues to flourish. Health is the single major item in Federal and State …

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Election Day – Vote 1 Ruff

Election day is tomorrow, Saturday the 2nd of July. Please make your vote count! For more information about Stephen see

Independent’s Day

We can have an Independent Member for North Sydney! To do this, we need your help on election day (This Saturday). If you can assist in any way, please contact Cathy on 0429-391-036. For more details see our website –

Our greatest responsibility?

“As a society we need to focus, not just on our own standard of living, but on the standard of living of our children. Where practical, we need to avoid policies which result in short term financial gain at the expense of abandoning this vision.” Please consider voting for Stephen this Saturday. For more information …

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Australia is an energy-rich country

Solar energy is fast approaching the cost of fossil-based fuels, when this happens, Australia will be amongst the most energy-rich countries in the world. We must embrace renewable energy. Not only for this reason but to preserve our environment. It is our children’s future. For more information about Stephens campaign please see

In the 50’s we did not sell our hospitals to pay the bills

In the 50’s we drove FC Holdens. We did not sell our hospitals to pay the bills. Both the state Liberal and Labor parties tried to do this at RNSH … the electorates major teaching hospital. This was prevented by community action. Please consider voting for Stephen in Saturday’s federal election for the seat of North …

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Time to fix our healthcare system.

The Minister for Health has announced that 30% of spending on health has been wasted (1). This amounts to $46 billion per annum. Over ten years this is the same order of magnitude as the USA bailout in the Global Financial Crisis. This gigantic waste must be fully investigated including a full analysis of the …

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Your time would be invaluable.

We can make the 2nd of July Independent’s day in the seat of North Sydney.  There are many ways you can help. In the run-up to polling day, tell your friends and family about Stephen.  Encourage them to share our posts on social media.  Volunteer to help on election day.  For more information see …

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