Independent's day: Chaney brings change
Kate Chaney overcame a presumably very safe Liberal-held margin of 13.9 per cent in the traditionally conservative bastion of Curtin to become one of 12 independents in the Federal House of Representatives.
She contributed to the Liberal rout in WA by winning 51.3 of the two party preferred vote running a campaign for climate action and transparency in government.
She tapped into a groundswell of disapproval for Scott Morrison and his failure to understand the community was progressing faster than he or his government on crucial social and environmental reforms.
But Kate Chaney’s backstory is fascinating. Her family name is synonymous with Liberal politics and the Menzian way.
So, what took this seemingly perfect fit for the blue team of politics into the arms of the so-called teal family of independent candidates, and what will she do now?
BREAKFAST Tuesday 20 September
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