While most are still relatively new to federal politics, the teal independents have had a big impact on the way the country is run.
The vote demonstrated that the project of progressive politics in Australia remains brittle.
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The referendum has highlighted what many have previously overlooked or denied: that Indigenous Australians (like other Australians) aren’t of one political mind
Many Liberal politicians have been passionate about redressing Indigenous disadvantage, but have come unstuck by the pitfall of ‘settler liberalism’.
While it’s possible Frydenberg, 52, might consider running in the election after next, it would seem unlikely. The 2025 election was the logical time to try for a comeback bid
In light of the 2022 election results, offering voters more of what they just rejected is unlikely to be a winning strategy.
In this podcast, @michellegrattan discusses the Voice with Indigenous Senators Dorinda Cox and Kerrynne Liddle
The government at the weekend announced an immediate $2 billion for social housing – which will go to states and territories over this fortnight – hoping this would get the Greens to support the fund
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Meanwhile, the Liberal Party continues to deal with the fall-out from last week’s accusations against Senator David Van.
The opposition leader told Sydney radio: “I think it’s in everyone’s best interests that he resign from the parliament and I hope he’s able to do that sooner than later and seek the help that he needs.”
The opposition leader says the move is not a comment on the veracity of Thorpe’s claims, which will now be independently investigated.
Thorpe made the claim while Van was attacking Labor for politicising the Brittany Higgins allegation that she was raped in the office of then minister Linda Reynolds in 2019
Archer is pushing for extensive reform in a party that is electorally on the ropes and out of office everywhere except her home state of Tasmania.
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Extremist candidates and threats of federal intervention ensure the Victorian Liberal Party remains no closer to resolving its woes.
Menzies created the Liberals from the rubble of its once successful but ultimately dysfunctional forebear, the UAP. It wasn’t the first time the centre-right reinvented itself. It could happen again.
There are lessons from history in how to hold the Liberal Party together – and it’s about more than just opposing everything the government does.
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Stepping down to the backbench and going against the overwhelming view of your party on a critical issue takes a good deal of political courage.
Leeser says his position is based on ‘keeping faith with the First Peoples of this land’, though he has affirmed his support for Peter Dutton’s leadership in the Liberal Party.
In this podcast, Michelle Grattan and South Australian senator Simon Birmingham discuss the Voice, the Aston byelection defeat and "where to now?" for the Liberal Party