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Steggall’s climate bill shows a bright idea rising from the ashes

Steggall’s climate bill shows a bright idea rising from the ashes

Crossbenchers want to get rid of the biggest hurdle to effective climate policy in Australia: politicians. But to do that, they need to go much further.

Llew O’Brien calls McCormack’s bluff

Llew O’Brien calls McCormack’s bluff

Good morning, early birds. Nationals backbencher Llew O'Brien has quit the party, and the storms that helped extinguish fires in NSW over the weekend have led to extreme flooding and evacuations. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Meet the crossbenchers of the 46th Parliament

Meet the crossbenchers of the 46th Parliament

The House of Representatives crossbench will have its work cut out to make a dent on the major parties. Who are the MPs filling out the ranks?

Why did Warringah buck the trend?

Why did Warringah buck the trend?

Steggall's win against Abbott should have felt like a revolutionary occasion, but it's been somewhat of an anti-climax.

‘Bye bye, Tony’: Warringah abandons a former PM

‘Bye bye, Tony’: Warringah abandons a former PM

Independent candidate Zali Steggall has thanked her supporters for "voting for the future". And with that, Abbott is condemned to the past.

Warringah: a symbol for this strange, close, and bad-tempered election

Warringah: a symbol for this strange, close, and bad-tempered election

There are the two realities that Abbott forever inhabits — the messianic protector of Western civilisation, and Australia's great clanging embarrassment.

Meet the Labor candidate trying to unseat Abbott

Meet the Labor candidate trying to unseat Abbott

Dean Harris is personable and articulate, never faltering on policy. Imagine if Labor ran him in a seat he could actually win.

Abbott and Steggall go head-to-head in candidates’ debate

Abbott and Steggall go head-to-head in candidates’ debate

It was an enlivening and evenly matched piece of political theatre — and it's almost impossible to tell who actually won.

In the ‘sensible centre’ with Zali Steggall

In the ‘sensible centre’ with Zali Steggall

Tony Abbott's key challenger in Warringah doesn't want to change the system — she wants to see it managed better.

‘It feels different this time’: on the streets of Warringah

‘It feels different this time’: on the streets of Warringah

Some are happily oblivious to the impending election. But others say the mood has never been so angry.