Zali Steggall

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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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Disgruntled NSW Liberals lay blame for federal election rout
After preselection chaos, party is pointing fingers at the state executive, Alex Hawke, Scott Morrison – and Covid restrictions

Anne Davies

01, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Listen, engage, show you care: how Greens and independents took local politics all the way to Canberra
Voters disenchanted with the cynical politics of the main parties were ripe for conversion – they just needed someone to knock on their door and listen

Tory Shepherd

28, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Tony Burke vows to ‘fix’ parliament as crossbench demands reform
Greens and independent MPs want Dorothy Dixers banned and more input in question time after ‘farce’ of previous term

Paul Karp

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Teal independents: who are they and how did they upend Australia’s election?
What does historic move of voters away from the two major parties mean for the future of Australian politics?

Calla Wahlquist

23, May, 2022 @8:59 AM

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Election 2022: are there ‘teal independents’ in your electorate? Search the full list of pro-climate action and political integrity candidates here
More than 20 candidates taking on Coalition MPs are backed by, or sympathetic to, the ‘Voices of’ movement in Australia’s federal election

Calla Wahlquist, Nick Evershed and Andy Ball

17, May, 2022 @5:45 AM

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What happens if there is a hung parliament: how would independents approach talks and what is non-negotiable?
Read the full responses from independent candidates and crossbench MPs surveyed

Christopher Knaus

12, May, 2022 @2:46 AM

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Australia election: climate and cost of living in focus as leaders stumble
Labor hope to end a decade in opposition by ousting Scott Morrison’s government on 21 May, but independents have grabbed most attention

Elias Visontay

06, May, 2022 @8:49 AM

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Emily Seebohm condemns ‘horrific’ transphobic billboard that uses her image without permission
Olympic swimmer says election message promoted by rightwing lobby group Advance ‘is just awful to me’

Cait Kelly

27, Apr, 2022 @5:03 AM

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AOC and Swimming Australia threaten legal action over billboards claiming ‘women’s sport is not for men’
Conservative lobby group uses images of elite swimmers in ads targeting ‘woke politicians’ but Emily Seebohm says Advance acted ‘without my consent’

Josh Butler and Elias Visontay

25, Apr, 2022 @10:46 AM

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