We Can Do It

We can have an Independent Member for North Sydney! To do this, we need your help on election day (Next Saturday), and in the week leading up to the election. If you can assist in any way, please contact Lyn on 0429-391-036. For more details see our website –https://drsruff.wordpress.com/contact-us/

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Community Forum

Stephen and the other candidates spoke at a community forum organised by the Federation of Willoughby Progress Associations, at the Dougherty Centre in Chatswood last night. For more information about Stephens Campaign see http://drsruff.org/ Thanks to the organisers for their hard work. It was an excellent opportunity to meet the candidates.

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Election Material

The printing presses at True Blue Printing were running all last night. Now is the time to take the dog for a walk and help us deliver election material 🙂 If you can help please call Lyn on 0429391036. For more information see http://drsruff.org

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Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates – By-election for the seat of North Sydney. Thursday, November 26 2015 7:15 PM – 10:00 PM. The Federal Government by-election for the seat of North Sydney will be held on Saturday, December 5th, 2015. The Federation of Willoughby Progress Associations Inc. wishes to invite all residents who reside within the electoral boundary to a “Meet the Candidates” evening. This session is an opportunity for all constituents to meet, listen and pose questions to each of the candidates. We want to know what the candidates believe in and stand for, related to any matter being asked. See http://northbridgepa.com.au/…/meet-the-candidates-federal-…/ For more information about Stephen see http://drsruff.org/Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 7.09.11 AM

Endorsement by Tom Reeve

A letter of support from Tom Reeve, Professor Emeritus, The University of Sydney. Tom was the first professor of Surgery at North Shore Hospital. — “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 Hospital as a teaching hospital leader in the region. His efforts in these activities have shown enhanced leadership and clear intellect …” See Linkhttps://drsruff.wordpress.com/endorsments/

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Advice to Mr Turnbull

Our advice to Mr Turnbull — “You are not qualified to have a strong opinion regarding who should be the elected representative of the citizens of North Sydney. A hasty retreat to the eastern suburbs is advised …” Ted Mack has been an alderman on the North Sydney Council for 14 years, the Mayor of North Sydney for 8 years, the State Member for North Shore for 7 years and the Federal Member of North Sydney for 6 years. He is the only person ever to have been elected and re-elected as an independent to local, state, and federal government in Australia, and is often referred to as the “father of the independents”. He chose to serve for only two terms in both the New South Wales state seat of North Shore and the federal seat of North Sydney to avoid receiving a parliamentary pension. The citizens of North Sydney respect Ted and the contribution he has made to our community over the years.2015-11-10-224014 -- SMTemplate

Chinese Version of website

The Chinese version of our election material is available on the website. Please see http://drsruff.wordpress.com/chinese/ Please share this link with your friends, if you can help in any way please call 0429-391-036.

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Democracy is failing

Democracy is failing in this country. Community representatives are selected by factional politics in the major parties, and few apart from the major parties can afford the tens (to hundreds) of thousand dollars required to mount an election campaign. It is time for change, vote Independent on Saturday the 5th of December. If you can help please see http://drsruff.org/

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