Australian Election 2022: Coalition split floated as loss post-mortem begins

Australian Election 2022: Coalition split floated as loss post-mortem begins. By Jess Malcolm.

Outgoing Finance Minister Simon Birmingham has left the door open to splitting the Coalition into two parties, as he conceded the party needed to embrace more ambitious climate change targets to better represent the electorate. …

Josh Frdenberg, his own seat still in the balance, said climate change is “a salient and most important issue, not just here in Kooyong but obviously for the country”.

“Australia has not been well served by the culture wars on climate change. Whether you believe in it or don’t believe in it, climate change is not a religion. It needs to be dealt with from a perspective of engineering, economics and also environmental science. The Coalition has achieved a lot in helping Australia meet and beat its emissions reduction targets.” …

Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says he “hopes

He stressed Labor had been elected on the “lowest primary vote the Labor Party has ever received since 1910”.“They’re going to be beholden to the Teals, to the Left,” he said.” Peter Dutton takes over as leader of the Coalition.

The right is in a state of flux right now.