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Teal Independents: birth and spread of the movement

ABC Australian Story’s account of Cathy McGowan’s remarkable rise in the Liberal’s safe rural seat of Indi and several of the current teal independents applying her model https://youtu.be/TIxf8Sr6x8I Australian Story, 16/05/2022 in ABC News in Depth Independent candidates’ secret weapon to win election seats When Cathy McGowan won the seat of Indi in 2013, she…

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Elect climate savvy teals to force climate action

A “teal” infested minority government may be our best path towards ensuring effective action to manage the climate crisis before it is too late to stop warming by Kate Crowley, 16/05/2022 in The Conversation No, Mr Morrison. Minority government need not create ‘chaos’ – it might finally drag Australia to a responsible climate policy: Labor might…

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Hung Parliament: chaos vs independent thinking

Politicians threatened by community-based independents warn of CHAOS, but these thinking independents have ideals rather than ideologies. Depending on how people vote, we may be headed towards a major revolution in the structure and functioning of our form of Parliamentary government. Under 9+ years of LNP COALition government, major policies have been heavily influenced by…

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Kooyong: Testing importance of climate action to voters

Another affluent Liberal heartland seat will test the importance of climate action and ethics to conservative, thinking voters Among a field of 11 candidates running in Kooyong, including the ‘born to rule’ incumbent Liberal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg who would be next PM after Scott Morrison, it seems likely that no one candidate will have a…

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