The Conversation with Michelle Gratton
"With the 2022 election looming, local activists are mobilising in many government seats to sponsor independent candidates. The push – stronger and more organised since the 2019 election – is driven especially by concerns about climate change and integrity issues, as well as the general declining faith in the major parties. There will be substantial money and campaigning help for the more viable independent candidates. Businessman Simon Holmes à Court, with his Climate 200, is putting together a war chest that currently has more than $1.5 million, while former independent member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, who pioneered the “Voices” movement, is assisting local groups with advice on how to mobilise support."
Recent blog posts
December 07, 2023
Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 2023
Kylea has criticised a Government plan to rush new immigration laws through parliament on Wednesday, arguing that "this is what regimes do to communities when they are seeking to have complete control ... they pass laws in the dead of night without their citizenship knowing about it."
December 05, 2023
The New Daily, 1 December 2023
Australia's immigration detention regime goes much further than border protection; effectively punishing those who flee to our country in the desperate hope of refuge, Kylea says.
November 28, 2023
Canberra Times, 28 November 2023
Kylea has backed calls for a comprehensive investigation of Australia's long-standing bipartisan immigration detention policy.
November 27, 2023
The Australian, 27 November 2023
Kylea has asked for more time to consider Labor's "Closing Loopholes" industrial reforms, noting that the community is uneasy with the pace and scale of the proposed changes. Crossbench MPs are arguing that rushing the legislation through the chamber could have unintended consequences on small business and the economy.
November 27, 2023
Canberra Times, 27 November 2023
Kylea has introduced a private member's bill to reduce the time the government can hold someone in immigration detention to 90 days, as well as banning authorities from detaining children.
November 17, 2023
Sydney Morning Herald, 16 November 2023
Kylea says the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) ruling sends a clear message to the industry that similar products would be unacceptable to the community.
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