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Simon Holmes a Court and Australia's climate-led independents movement Good Weekend Talks

    • Politics

On the eve of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference, we look at the burgeoning political movement to get independent candidates up ahead of the next federal election. Simon Holmes a Court, the son of Australia’s first billionaire, is leading the fundraising charge for such candidates all around Australia. Freelance writer Brook Turner and former Kevin Rudd media advisor Lachlan Harris join us to examine whether this could all lead to a tectonic shift in the political landscape.

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On the eve of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference, we look at the burgeoning political movement to get independent candidates up ahead of the next federal election. Simon Holmes a Court, the son of Australia’s first billionaire, is leading the fundraising charge for such candidates all around Australia. Freelance writer Brook Turner and former Kevin Rudd media advisor Lachlan Harris join us to examine whether this could all lead to a tectonic shift in the political landscape.

Read the story here.

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