Independents

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Koala preservation opens new front for NSW teals as they seek to win Coalition seats
Independent candidates say government has ‘completely undermined’ the endangered species

Michael McGowan and Tamsin Rose

19, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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As the year winds down, the NSW Liberals seem to be gearing up for a teal challenge | Michael McGowan
Desperate to avoid a repeat of the teal wipeout suffered at the federal election, the government is appealing to voters in Sydney’s east and north

Michael McGowan

23, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Scott Morrison swept away by political tide as Anthony Albanese fights to fireproof 2023
Labor has enjoyed a honeymoon period with voters after their brutal rejection of Morrison’s government

Katharine Murphy Political editor

18, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Gas industry attempts to block price caps on fossil fuels shrugged off by Australian government
Crossbenchers express surprise at lack of direct lobbying from resource companies who may have been blindsided by ‘reasonable pricing’ test

Josh Butler and Peter Hannam

14, Dec, 2022 @9:47 AM

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Teal-style independent Helen Conway to run for North Shore in NSW election
Former corporate lawyer is backed by same group that supported Kylea Tink’s successful federal campaign

Tamsin Rose

12, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Crossbencher Fiona Patten concedes Victorian upper house seat to former Labor MP Adem Somyurek
Reason party leader says she is in an unwinnable position against Democratic Labour’s candidate

Benita Kolovos

12, Dec, 2022 @1:07 AM

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Teal voters are more likely to be Labor-leaning than conservative, study finds
Majority were not disaffected Coalition supporters and voted tactically to defeat incumbents, according to report

Paul Karp and Amy Remeikis

04, Dec, 2022 @7:06 PM

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‘The surprise element is gone’: how Victoria’s Nationals won voters back from independents
The major parties are now better prepared to fight them, says one defeated candidate, as Nationals win back seats in former strongholds

Adeshola Ore

03, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Personal conversations not party press conferences will guide regional Australians on an Indigenous voice
Organisers say rural voters are not ‘empty vessels to be filled with political speak’ by the Nationals, who plan to oppose the voice to parliament

Gabrielle Chan

03, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Voters will reject Liberals if they don’t have enough female candidates, Matt Kean says
NSW treasurer savaged his party’s preselection processes and warned that the community expects more diversity in its parliaments

Tamsin Rose

30, Nov, 2022 @7:51 AM

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‘Naccflip’: National anti-corruption commission bill passes Senate after Greens backdown
Minor party resolves to support a crossbench amendment instead of Coalition on key appointment

Paul Karp

29, Nov, 2022 @8:22 AM

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Seven seats going down to the wire in Victorian election
Some results expected to take another week as the Victorian Electoral Commission counts absentee, pre-poll and postal votes

Cait Kelly

29, Nov, 2022 @8:21 AM

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