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The big teal steal: independent candidates rock the Liberal vote

By Amy Nethery, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Policy Studies, Deakin University
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One of the most stunning features of the 2022 election has been the challenge from teal independents in Liberal seats.

At the close of counting on Saturday, the teal independents have polled much stronger than expected, and look to have succeeded in electing a swathe of new independents to the House of Representatives. As Liberal Party commentator Tony Barry told the ABC, “the Liberals have lost their base”. It was not a blood bath, but a “teal…The Conversation


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