The 2022 federal election success of the teals and other community independents has been captured in three new books. How and why did they become a political force – and what might the future hold?
Crossbench MPs Kate Chaney, Zoe Daniels, Monique Ryan, Allegra Spender and Zali Steggall in the new parliament
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From Barbados to Finland, we’ve seen women’s leadership on climate bring fair, innovative and ambitious policies.
Australian politics will never be the same after the stunning success of teal candidates at the 2022 federal election.
The Coalition’s climate policy is consistent with a very dangerous 3℃ of global warming. But one party is comfortably consistent with keeping warming at safe levels.
Zali Steggall; Katherine Deves
There has been a great deal of debate about Scott Morrison’s ‘character’. Now, in the controversy over Liberal candidate Katherine Deves, we have seen the prime minister fail a significant character test.
Notwithstanding COVID, this political term has been framed by extreme events such as the Black Summer bushfires and floods – and it will show at the ballot box.
Word from The Hill: Michelle Grattan on Labor’s climate policy and Liberal’s fight for Warringah
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
There is a push within the Liberal party, backed by Scott Morrison, for former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to run for the seat of Warringah. As the Liberals are desperate to get this seat back from independent Zali Steggall.
Zali Steggall on Monday’s march and Scott Morrison’s response.
Michelle discusses the culture of parliament house, and climate change, with independent MP Zali Steggall.
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From property to local government, economic sectors are meeting the climate change challenge head on. Now the federal government must get on board.
State governments, councils, researchers and entrepreneurs are slowing our slide to disaster – but they need others to step up.
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As we face mounting job losses, taxpayers have a right to anticipate that the government’s investments will be strategically sound.
Adam Bandt on Greens’ hopes for future power sharing
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Adam Bandt expresses his disappointment with Labor's coal rhetoric. He says they have a decision to make: work with the Greens, or determine whether they have more in common with the Liberals.
Tony Abbott, with wife Margie, concedes defeat in Warringah.
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The result in Warringah can be seen as being fought on local issues, where the former prime minister had come to be out of step with his constituents.
GetUp! protesters outside the second leaders’ debate in Adelaide earlier this month.
GetUp has notched many political victories since launching in 2005. Now, independents and conservatives are trying to replicate its approach to grassroots political participation.
On Monday John Howard was lending a hand to Tony Abbott in Warringah.
In the research’s February round, many participants hadn’t heard of Steggall. By last week – unsurprisingly given the rash of publicity – everybody had, although some knew little detail about her.
Tony Abbott is being challenged in Warringah by Zali Steggall, who has climate policy at the centre of her platform.
The former prime minister has changed his mind yet again on the Paris targets, this time because he is under pressure in his seat of Warringah.
The Sydney electorate of Warringah will be one of the most fascinating battlegrounds in the May election, with a high profile independent Zali Stegall challenging former prime minister Tony Abbott.
Tony Abbott’s electorate is getting so socially progressive, he may soon be left behind.
Just as with Kevin07, formerly Coalition-friendly independents gave life-long centre-right voters a way to break ranks without feeling like they were being disloyal. Zali Steggall is doing the same.