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Commitment on local democracy.

Today, Stephen met with Phil Jenkyl OAM.  Phil is co-convenor of the Save Hunters Hill Municipality Coalition and a member of the Save Our Councils Coalition (SOCC) committee. Stephen made a personal commitment to: Support and respect local democracy. Oppose forced amalgamations. Ensure a proper referendum if there is a merger proposal. See

Money Talks

Unfortunately, all is not what it would seem with Australian democracy. Unfortunately, money talks. During the North Sydney by-election, it was estimated that the Liberal party spent over $600,000 on the campaign (1,2). And this is in one of the safest Liberal seats in the country.  It might be old-fashioned, but it is probably not …

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Your Choice

In Australia, do we want a political system consumed by party politics?  Or do we want to elect educated, articulate individuals who have a long history of community service? If you live in the seat of North Sydney, you can make the 2nd of July “Independence” day. For more information see #Auspol #drruff

Will the real Stephen Ruff please step forward?

If you can help. Contact us by email or contact the campaign office on mobile 0429391036. Alternatively you can fill out our online survey at

Pick your poison.

“An unflinching belief in the power of the individual has always been one of our republic’s greatest virtues. We no longer adhere to this principle in modern political life. We promote and adulate two power-hungry collectives based on a false premise of common values. These two parties do not represent America’s independent political legacy. They …

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We need you!

July 4th is Independence Day, we need to make July 2nd Independent’s day. We can have an Independent Member for North Sydney! To do this, we need your help on election day and in the week leading up to the election. Volunteer to help. Contact us by email at Ring the campaign office on mobile 0429391036. …

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Is this democracy?

In our current two party political system, money seems to be a major determinant of what happens on election day. It is estimated that the liberal party spent over 1 million dollars during the 2015 North Sydney By-election. Outside Willoughby Girls High School there were so many Liberal party posters, there was no practical location …

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Make Saturday the 2nd of July Independents Day in the Seat of North Sydney

Dr. Stephen Ruff, Independent Candidate for North Sydney. Stephen will be contesting the seat of North Sydney in the upcoming Federal Election. In the recent by-election, a 10% swing in the two-party preferred vote would have defeated the current member. His primary platform was to oppose the sale of the southern portion of the Royal …

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