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Teal independents like Monique Ryan, Allegra Spender, may be creating a moderate Liberal refuge

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
Updated April 30 2022 - 12:09am, first published April 29 2022 - 2:00am
Hard-right conservatives in the Liberal Party could benefit if teal independents oust moderate MPs. Picture: AAP

If there is one thing worse than losing office to the other major party in politics, it is losing strength in the factional balances within one's own party. On both sides of politics, even in mid-election there are some working for the defeat of politicians on their own team, even at the risk - indeed likelihood - that the loss of a seat may be the difference between government and opposition.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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