Electoral Commission urged to probe funding of ‘Voices for’ movements

Sydney Morning Herald September 2, 2021

By Rob Harris

The elections watchdog is being urged to investigate the source of financial donations and political intent of rising grassroots movements that are pushing to oust dozens of federal Coalition MPs at the next election.

There are more than 40 community groups across Australia, typically named “Voices of” or “Voices for” that are searching for or have endorsed independent candidates to front their campaigns at the next federal poll.


Independent candidate Helen Haines ran to replace Cathy McGowan as the MP for Indi, with support from the Voices for Indi group.