The 2022 federal election was transformative. The Coalition’s vote collapsed across the country. There is a new Labor government, led by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, that will likely gain a majority in its own right, but that will govern with a hugely expanded crossbench. One of the biggest stories of the night was the shift away from the major parties and the huge shift towards the Greens and community Independents running on platforms of climate action, restoring integrity to Parliament and gender equality. Lastly, there will be a climate majority in the Senate, with Labor, 12 Greens Senators and Independent ACT Senate candidate David Pocock. To unpack those results, we spoke to Ben Oquist, Executive Director of the Australia Institute.
This was recorded on Tuesday 24th May 2022 and things may have changed since recording.
The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Ben Oquist, Executive Director, the Australia Institute // @BenOquist
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Edited by: Louise Osbourne
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions