The dominant feeling of the country is that of being slighted, blindsided and ignored. Now add social change, general political dissatisfaction and water scandals.
Voices For Indi is a movement focused on keeping the seat for an independent, and achieving a handover from independent to independent — a first in Australia.
Helen Haines’ candidacy is bold, and has to be. She's looking to succeed Cathy McGowan and show that an independent can succeed an independent, a first in Australia.
It goes without saying that the crossbenchers are hugely important for next week's vote on medical evacuations. But where do they stand?
Good morning, early birds. Independent MP Cathy McGowan is holding out support for an asylum seeker medical bill that could humiliate the Coalition government, and officials fear a rise in youth suicide among Indigenous Australians. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Former MP Sophie Mirabella may well be pleased that her defamation case against The Benalla Ensign has paid off, but no one has come out looking good.
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