Tag: Independents

Sort: Date | Title | Views | | Random Sort Ascending
View:

Independents, diversity and climate: highlights of new MPs’ first speeches to Australian parliament

30 Views0 Comments

The 47th parliament is the most diverse ever, including a record number of women, 11 First Nations representatives and a lower house crossbench of 16 independent or minor party MPs. But before any of the new MPs can s...

Albanese government bolsters climate bill in attempt to win support of teal independents

31 Views0 Comments

The Albanese government has strengthened its signature climate legislation to make it clear future emissions reduction targets can only increase, as well as bolstering transparency about its response to expert advice ...

Ministers defend cut to crossbenchers’ advisers, despite fury of Jacqui Lambie and other independents

24 Views0 Comments

The Albanese government has defended its cut to crossbench MPs’ and senators’ staff, despite suggestions some minor parties could block bills in retaliation. On Friday Labor revealed that crossbench parliamentarians w...

‘Slap in the face’: independents furious at PM’s decision to cut advisory staff from four to one

15 Views0 Comments

Furious independent MPs and senators have accused the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, of an “attack on democracy” after he decided to slash their staff allocation in one of his first dealings with the newly expanded...

Teal independents punish Liberal moderates for inaction on climate crisis and integrity commission

24 Views0 Comments

The teal independents are on track to win at least five seats from the Liberals, punishing the party’s moderate wing for not securing strong enough action on the climate crisis or introducing a federal integrity commi...

Josh Frydenberg opposes independents’ call for public hearings and tip-offs in proposed federal Icac

95 Views0 Comments

The treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has defended the lack of public hearings in the government’s proposed federal integrity commission, saying he opposes a model that would see politicians “guilty until proved innocent”. ...

ACT Senate race: can independents chase down Liberal incumbent?

25 Views0 Comments

Canberra is one of the most progressive cities in the country. ACT residents are more likely to be highly educated, less religious and better paid than the average Australian, making it an outlier in federal politics....

What happens if there is a hung parliament: how would independents approach talks and what is non-negotiable?

47 Views0 Comments

Less than two weeks out from election day, the prospect of a hung parliament remains very real. Such an eventuality would thrust successful independent and crossbench MPs into the spotlight as kingmakers, much as it d...

Coalition scrimps on MPs as Climate 200-backed independents outspend them in key seats

42 Views0 Comments

Liberal MPs in at-risk “teal” seats are being left with little financial support from the Coalition in the lead-up to the election, at the same time as they are being outspent on advertising by their independent chall...

Former Liberal MP Julia Banks will join Climate 200 group to support independents

73 Views0 Comments

The former Liberal MP Julia Banks will join the advisory board of an organisation formed to support the election of climate-focused independents to parliament at the next federal election. Banks said she was motivated...

Independents’ day: the rise of hyperlocal political parties

203 Views0 Comments

While much of the attention around England’s local elections will focus on the fortunes of the main parties, across the country an independent force is quietly gathering pace, with the potential to upset the biggest b...