Morning mail: Meg Lees joins Climate 200, Channel tragedy investigation, anxiety of fame

Thu, 25 Nov 2021 20:04:07 GMT 1

Morning mail: Meg Lees joins Climate 200, Channel tragedy investigation, anxiety of fame


Friday: Former Australian Democrats leader joins campaign for independents to oust Liberal incumbents. Plus: Midnight Oil announces final tour

Good morning. A former Australian Democrats leader has joined Climate 200 to help independent candidates taking on Liberal MPs. Twenty-seven people are confirmed drowned after trying to cross the Channel. And Midnight Oil has announced its Resist Tour early next year will be its last.

As Scott Morrison comes to the end of a ragged parliamentary week, the organisation bankrolling independents challenging Liberal incumbents in their urban heartland has amassed an election war chest of more than $4m in less than four months, and bolstered its advisory body. A former leader of the Australian Democrats, Meg Lees, has joined the advisory council of Climate 200, as has the former Liberal party leader John Hewson, and the Labor veteran Barry Jones. Moderate metropolitan Liberals facing challenges from independents supported by Climate 200 have stepped up their visibility during the major policy debates of the last few months – climate change, religious discrimination, and the long-delayed federal integrity commission. On Thursday former ABC reporter Zoe Daniel announced she would run as an independent in the Melbourne seat of Goldstein against Liberal MP Tim Wilson. She’s backed by Voices of Goldstein, one of a number of campaigns under the “Voice Of” movement.

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