Independents

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Penny Wong warns against ‘miscalculation’ as China-Taiwan tensions escalate – as it happened
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Cait Kelly and Amy Remeikis

04, Aug, 2022 @9:14 AM

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Albanese declares Coalition ‘stuck in time’ after Labor’s climate bill passes lower house
Legislation passes with amendments from independents and Greens, enshrining an emissions reduction target of 43% by 2030

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

04, Aug, 2022 @4:51 AM

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PM says voice referendum should be ‘unifying moment’ – as it happened
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Cait Kelly and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

01, Aug, 2022 @9:35 AM

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Independents, diversity and climate: highlights of new MPs’ first speeches to Australian parliament
As Australia’s most diverse federal parliament opened, new members introduced themselves and set out priorities

Paul Karp

28, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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David Pocock calls for ‘climate trigger’ in environment laws ahead of new parliament opening
Labor will rely on the Greens and independents to pass its 43% emissions reduction target but independents say there’s a mandate for a bigger goal

Katharine Murphy, Political editor

24, Jul, 2022 @9:20 PM

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The best way to Dutton-proof climate legislation is to get it into parliament and get it passed | Katharine Murphy
Labor, the Greens and the teals should be focusing on widening the footprint of support for climate action, rather than preserving product differentiation

Katharine Murphy

22, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Sexism, the Canberra bubble and climate: the battlegrounds for Zoe Daniel
After riding the ‘teal’ wave into a seat in parliament, the Goldstein MP outlines her priorities

Benita Kolovos

22, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Dutton insurance’: crossbench MPs set joint demands on Labor’s climate bill
The seven independents want a mechanism to protect emissions target from ‘future governments’ as they signal desire to negotiate

Sarah Martin

18, Jul, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Trump, Johnson, Morrison: is the era of shameless leaders behind us at last? | Brigid Delaney
Can we call that epoch over? And do we dare – like Lot’s wife – look back at it, that crumbling Sodom, and try to work out what it meant?

Brigid Delaney

14, Jul, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Liberal MP Bridget Archer open to crossing floor to vote for government’s emissions target bill
Moderate Liberal says if Anthony Albanese wants to end climate wars, he must tone down ‘inflammatory’ rhetoric

Katharine Murphy Political editor

14, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Climate 200: man behind teal MPs warns Labor not to hobble independents with electoral spending cap
Byron Fay says he supports government plan if it doesn’t benefit major parties while hindering political newcomers

Paul Karp

13, Jul, 2022 @5:58 AM

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Labor urged to bolster federal Icac plan with more protection for whistleblowers
Budgetary independence for corruption commission and wider ability to investigate also sought amid crossbench concern at omitted reforms

Paul Karp

06, Jul, 2022 @6:59 AM

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