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Liberal Party in fear of Independents

Independent candidates in blue ribbon seats promising action on corruption, climate change and the treatment of women have threatened the Liberal Party, writes Hayden O’Connor. THE LIBERAL PARTY is afraid of Independents. It’s just changed electoral laws specifically to target groups supporting Independent candidates and is now directing the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to check in on these groups — a direction which the AEC has complied with. The Labor Party waved through these new laws so one could argue it is also afraid. In reality, it’s not Independents themselves that the Liberal Party is afraid of but rather…