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The teal’s plan to shock the major parties

Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper, Rick Morton, on how Queensland could be the next battleground for the climate 200-backed independents.

The teals of the 2022 election outdid expectations – flipping six historically Liberal seats independent. 

It’s a result that has energised their backers, Climate 200, who are now looking well beyond wealthy, inner-city electorates for their next wins. 

So, can they repeat their success in regional seats and shock the major parties again in 2025?

Today, senior reporter for The Saturday Paper, Rick Morton, on how Queensland could be the next battleground for the climate 200-backed independents.

 

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Guest: Senior reporter for The Saturday Paper, Rick Morton

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