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‘The loudest voice speaking against the Liberal Party … is yours’: Branch members’ fury over Kean’s attack

The Sydney Morning Herald: 8 December 2022 The NSW Liberals’ Pittwater branches have demanded the party’s powerful state council censure Treasurer Matt Kean for claiming members are out of touch after he was scathing of the preselection of a male “junior staffer” over the state’s most senior female Liberal. His criticism also came ahead of …

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NSW Liberals risk having fewer women MPs amid preselection battles

The Sydney Morning Herald: 25 November 2022 In the neighbouring seat of Pittwater, which is being vacated by senior minister Rob Stokes, Northern Beaches Liberal councillor Rory Amon is the frontrunner after Families and Communities Minister Natasha Maclaren-Jones, who sits in the upper house, withdrew from the race. Lawyer Claire Longley, whose father Jim Longley …

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Teals set sights on NSW cabinet minister

The Sydney Morning Herald: 20 November 2022 Environment minister James Griffin is the first target of the Climate 200 group for the March state election, after teal candidates swept to victory throughout the country in this year’s federal poll. Simon Holmes à Court’s crowdfunding group has backed independent challenger Joeline Hackman for the state seat …

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How 20,000 people changed politics: Behind the scenes of the teal wave

The Sydney Morning Herald: 11 November 2022 Few were seasoned activists. Others had crossed party lines. A 20,000-strong volunteer force with unseen social, familial and digital links proved pivotal to the success of the “teal” independents in May’s federal election. And what they lacked in experience, they made up for in number. Climate 200 calculates …

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NSW government accused of reopening ‘koala wars’ with new forestry bill

The Guardian: 9 November 2022 Liberals criticised after proposing councils be stripped of approval powers for logging operations. The Perrottet government has been accused of reopening the “koala wars” by proposing legislation that would strip New South Wales councils of their powers to regulate native forestry operations on private land. The agriculture minister, Dugald Saunders, …

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Liberal MP encircled by teals says party will be in for a fight as NSW indies surge in new polling

Crikey: 9 November 2022 The Liberal Party takes nothing for granted in Sydney’s north as residents in the area tell pollsters they’re considering voting teal. A state Liberal MP surrounded by federal teals on Sydney’s north shore says she’s up for a serious fight as new NSW election polling reveals independents are looking even stronger …

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Coalition ‘at risk in six seats’ on Climate

The Australian: 7 November 2022 Seat-by-seat polling suggests the NSW Coalition is in danger of losing several electorates to teal independents at the March election, with the primary vote of Environment Minister James Griffin perilously low, leaving him at significant risk of being bundled out of parliament. Undertaken by the Redbridge Group on behalf of …

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Libs fail to fix women problem, and they’ll pay on the north shore

Sydney Morning Herald: 27 October 2022 Families and Communities Minister and upper house MP Natasha Maclaren-Jones wasted no time throwing her hat in the ring for a tilt at the northern beaches seat of Pittwater as soon as Infrastructure Minister Rob Stokes confirmed he would be retiring from state parliament. It was just an hour …

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Politics in the Pub 2

Friday 28 October 2022 : 4:30 – 6:30pm This may become a regular thing! Please join us for a drink and chat with the Independent Pittwater team about the issues that concern you for Pittwater and the need for community representation. Parkhouse Hotel, Mona Vale