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The Liberal Party Seats Lost To Teal Independents
Jun 14th, 2024 at 1:35pm
 
Liberal Party’s climate war puts candidates battling Teals under siege  Smiley

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The Liberal Party dropping Australia’s 2030 and 2035 emissions targets from its energy policy will go “down like a lead balloon” in seats lost to teal independents, a prominent polling expert has warned.

After opposition leader Peter Dutton walked away from short-term targets in a weekend interview with The Australian, the Albanese government and teal independents, who won their seats from the Liberals at the 2022 election, quickly went on the attack.   Smiley


Dutton’s dithering and climate scepticism will likely be of concern to Liberal candidates running in seats like Kooyong and North Sydney, where teals deposed Liberal MPs at the 2022 election.

Kos Samaras, director of strategy and analytics at RedBridge, told The New Daily that without winning the seats now held by teal independents, the Liberal Party has no pathway to 75 seats and forming government.

“Looking at the position of the Coalition, it works well in country Queensland, it may work well in regional Australia, but it goes down like a lead balloon in the seats they lost to the teals,” he said.

“The reasons that people moved away from them or chose to tactically vote to remove incumbent Liberal MPs still exist.”

Donations to Climate 200, a climate lobby group that supports independent campaigns, have also soared since the Liberal Party dropped its targets.

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In Kooyong, where independent Monique Ryan won her seat in 2022 from former treasurer Josh Frydenberg, the Liberal Party has nominated former FinTech executive Amelia Hamer.

Hamer, in a statement to The New Daily, said achieving net zero by 2050, without mention of 2030 or 2035 emissions targets, remains the Liberal party’s position.


“This remains an important issue to many within the Kooyong community,” she said.

“I am serious about addressing climate change and intend to advocate within the party for practical policy solutions to achieve net zero.”


Climate donations ‘soar’ as Coalition attacks targets

Hamer would be the youngest Liberal MP in Parliament — and the party’s first millennial — if she won Josh Frydenberg’s former seat back from the teal wave, but has now come under fire from local climate groups and Ryan because of the party’s stance on emissions targets.

Lynn Frankes, co-convener of the Kooyong-based environmental group Lighter Footprints, agreed that Hamer “will have the same problem Josh Fydenberg had”.

“Regardless of what Amelia Hamer says about climate change, she is stuck in that same position,” she said.

“A vote for Hamer will be a vote for the far right of the Liberal Party, which at present does not take climate change seriously.”

Despite this, Hamer said the Coalition is not walking away from the Paris Agreement and the party’s position has been “misconstrued”.

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The Morrison government’s lack of climate action was a major factor in the success of independent candidates, including Monique Ryan, during the 2022 federal election.   Smiley

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Internal polling from Mackellar and Wentworth, held by teal independents Sophie Scamps and Allegra Spender, also has people negatively equating the party with opposition leader Peter Dutton, according to the Financial Review.


The Liberal Party’s candidate for Wentworth, Ro Knox, did not respond to questions about whether the Liberal Party’s climate targets are in line with what the community expects.

The New Daily also asked the same of the party’s candidates for Curtin and North Sydney, Tom White and Gisele Kapterian, but did not receive a response.

Although Nationals leader David Littleproud told Sky News that the Coalition is “making a commitment to achieve (net zero by 2050) through different means”, senior members of his party – like former leader Barnaby Joyce, Keith Pitt and Matt Canavan – have pushed for exactly what Dutton and Littleproud have denied that the Coalition is doing.

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull echoed Samaras’s belief that Dutton and the party’s climate flip-flop has already created an uphill battle for candidates in inner-city seats.

“It seems to me and many other people in the Liberal Party that it is an approach that is going to further alienate the very people whose votes were lost in 2022,” he told ABC’s 7.30.

“I don’t see how it is going to assist Peter Dutton in winning government, it will probably just ensure he doesn’t win any Teal seats back.”   Smiley
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Re: The Liberal Party Seats Lost To Teal Independents
Reply #1 - Jun 14th, 2024 at 2:02pm
 
It'll cost Mr Potato head his seat as well.
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Reply #2 - Jun 14th, 2024 at 6:46pm
 
I hope I get a teal in my electorate next election. They seem fairly close to my views, while I can barely choose between all the other big parties because they all have dealbreaker policies or behaviour for me.

The coalition has been taken over by anti climate change lunatics. They cannot be trusted, and the latest idea of going nuclear in 5 years is just another way to avoid actually doing anything. All they have delivered is crippling uncertainty in the electricity sector, which is making prices skyrocket.

The Greens have lurched towards communism. They were brilliant a decade ago when they got the carbon tax in. Now they seem to focus on every bad idea they can think of.

Labor is pandering to the unions and communists, and is too afraid of what happened with the carbon tax. So instead they are just buying votes by subsidising the most expensive renewable options, like retrofitting solar panels to residential rooftops.
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Reply #3 - Jun 16th, 2024 at 8:32pm
 
Id seriously consider voting teal as well!

Anyone be better than the current crop of losers

P.s who is the $$$ man  behind the teals?
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Reply #4 - Jun 16th, 2024 at 8:36pm
 
Simon Holmes à Court (born 30 May 1972[citation needed]) is an Australian businessman and political activist. He is the son of Australia's first billionaire Robert Holmes à Court, and convenor of Climate 200. He is also a senior advisor to the Climate and Energy College at the University of Melbourne, as director of the Smart Energy Council and the Australian Environmental Grant-makers Network.[1]

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Re: The Liberal Party Seats Lost To Teal Independents
Reply #5 - Jun 16th, 2024 at 10:06pm
 
John Smith wrote on Jun 14th, 2024 at 2:02pm:
It'll cost Mr Potato head his seat as well.


I doubt it. People would love to breathe cleaner air. But the Teals and the Labor party are not going to make it any cleaner than the Liberals. I wonder how many of them politicians are out planting trees.
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