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KERRYN PHELPS: Coalition threatened by Independent movement

Independent politicians, particularly women, are becoming a strong voice against the ineptitude of our Federal Government, writes Professor Kerryn Phelps. OVER THE WEEKEND, we saw the launch of campaigns for two strong Independent women, Zoe Daniel in Goldstein and Allegra Spender in Wentworth. Recent weeks have seen launches for Penny


How an influx of independents could change Parliament for the worse

Significant change is often made by holding government and independents rarely, if ever, wield this power, writes Dr Kay Rollison. EMINENT social researcher, Hugh Mackay, recently published an article entitled ‘how an influx of independents could change Parliament for the better’. Here’s my reply. There is certainly a lot of enthusiasm


PM blasts ‘kangaroo court’ probe into Berejiklian

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has launched a scathing attack on the NSW anti-corruption watchdog, labelling it a “kangaroo court” that “did over’ former premier Gladys Berejiklian. In a fiery defence of his government’s proposed federal integrity commission on Thursday, Mr Morrison said the government did not want to create anything