Opinion

Federal Parliament teal independents have key tool in negotiation

John Warhurst
August 11 2022 - 5:30am

The colour teal has now joined red (Labor), blue (Liberal), green (Greens) and maybe brown (Nationals) to indicate the hue of the major Australian political parties. The six newly elected teal independents have already made their collective mark on the 47th Federal Parliament over the first two sitting weeks. This applies especially to the debate on climate change, but also to their outgoing demeanor and their first speeches.

John Warhurst

John Warhurst

Canberra Times columnist

John Warhurst is an emeritus professor of political science at the Australian National University and a regular columnist for The Canberra Times.

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