Independents

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Warning over Omicron subvariants as nation records 23 Covid deaths – as it happened
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Elias Visontay and Stephanie Convery (earlier)

27, Jun, 2022 @8:08 AM

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Independents say crossbencher staff cuts will ‘slow down’ Labor’s legislative agenda
United Australia Party joins criticism as Albanese cites ‘fairness and equity’ and says private discussions have been more ‘constructive’

Paul Karp

27, Jun, 2022 @5:18 AM

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Australian politicians respond to US abortion decision – as it happened
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Cait Kelly and Graham Readfearn (earlier)

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Ministers defend cut to crossbenchers’ advisers, despite fury of Jacqui Lambie and other independents
Lambie, Zali Steggall and David Pocock have attacked the Albanese government’s decision, saying they may not support legislation if they don’t have the resources to understand it

Paul Karp

26, Jun, 2022 @12:38 AM

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What will the teal wave mean for Victorian and NSW state elections?
Swings at federal election hint at shifts that could be replicated in state polls due in November and March

Ben Raue

11, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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What becomes of the politically departed? Sadly, I’m now finding out | Trent Zimmerman
It has been a strange period as the formalities of the end of parliamentary service kick in

Trent Zimmerman

10, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Labor says Dutton ‘desperate’ to distract from defence failures – as it happened
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Josh Taylor (now) and Cait Kelly and Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)

10, Jun, 2022 @8:19 AM

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Group that helped unseat a federal Liberal MP sets their sights on NSW election
North Sydney’s Independent identifies Lane Cove, North Shore, and Willoughby as potential targets

Michael McGowan

09, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Is Australia’s election result a teal revolution or an old story of centre-right flight? | Van Badham
History shows us that when a centre-right party drifts from the priorities of their ‘broad church’, their support and party structure fractures

Van Badham

01, Jun, 2022 @2:58 AM

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PM says ministry has more women than any other in history – as it happened
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Nino Bucci and Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)

31, May, 2022 @9:20 AM

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Labor secures majority government despite record non-major party vote and crossbench
Melbourne seat of Macnamara called for ALP guaranteeing it at least 76 seats in the House of Representatives

Paul Karp

30, May, 2022 @9:35 AM

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Anthony Albanese vows to ‘keep it real’ as he seeks good rapport with crossbench
Prime minister says he will treat Peter Dutton with respect: ‘I never underestimate my opponents’

Daniel Hurst

29, May, 2022 @2:25 AM

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