Women — teal, red or green — are this election’s central story

by Madonna King
These powerful new parliamentary members never wavered from a clear vision, one the Liberals failed to counter.

These powerful new parliamentary members never wavered from a clear vision, one the Liberals failed to counter.

Zoe Daniel, Allegra Spender, and Tania Lawrence (Images: AAP)
Zoe Daniel, Allegra Spender, and Tania Lawrence (Images: AAP)

As much as this election is a story shunning Scott Morrison, it’s also a story about the rise of strong, savvy and professional women.

A story that began with Brittany Higgins and Chanel Contos and Grace Tame, and was carried on by their big sisters last night — among them a group of independent candidates, all professional women, who drove incumbent moderate Liberals out of the party’s blue-ribbon city seats.

The names will soon become familiar: Zoe Daniel in Goldstein, Allegra Spender in Wentworth, Kylea Tink in North Sydney, Sophie Scamps in Mackellar and Monique Ryan in Kooyong.

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