Independents Pledge to Block Adani Mine

Yesterday, seven independent candidates – including Kerryn Phelps, Julia Banks, and Zali Steggall – pledged that in the event of a minority government, they would only form a coalition with a government that would block the Adani mine.

With trust in the main parties falling, it’s possible that independent and third-party candidates may be playing a larger role in shaping government policy.

To discuss the Adani pledge and the influence of independents in the upcoming federal election, The Daily‘s Victor Petrovic was joined by Dr Chris Salisbury, Lecturer in History at the University of Queensland.

You can read Dr Salisbury’s writing on the independents’ growing influence at The Conversation.

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