Jacqui Lambie Seeks Changes for Independence from John Setka

Baraa Mohialdeen
Published 2 weeks ago on 8 February, 2024
Senator Jacqui Lambie pushing for industrial relations amendments to allow ‘freedom from John Setka’

In recent political developments, Senator Jacqui Lambie is pushing for industrial relations amendments to allow ‘freedom from John Setka’. This move comes amidst broader discussions on tax reforms and voter sentiment in key electorates. A recent survey indicates strong support for the Albanese government’s stage three tax cut changes in three teal seats, despite potential shifts in the primary vote.

Key takeaways

  • Over 62% of voters in teal seats support the tax cut changes.
  • Independent MPs may face a swing against them in the next election.
  • Despite potential swings, all three independents could be re-elected on a two-party preferred basis.
The survey suggests that while independents in teal seats have strong voter support for tax cut changes, they could see a decrease in primary votes, with a slight edge to the Liberal Party.

Public Backs Tax Reforms in High-Income Electorates

The survey conducted in the electorates of Kooyong, Mackellar, and Wentworth shows a clear preference for the Albanese government’s approach to tax cuts. This indicates a shift in priorities among voters in these affluent areas, aligning with Senator Jacqui Lambie’s push for industrial relations amendments, signaling a broader appetite for legislative change.

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Senator Jacqui Lambie Independents Face at Polls

Despite the support for tax changes, independents Monique Ryan, Sophie Scamps, and Allegra Spender could see a reduction in their primary vote. This suggests that while their stance on issues like ‘freedom from John Setka’ resonates with some, others may be swayed by the Liberal Party’s policies or campaign efforts.

Electorate Independent MP 2022 Primary Vote (%) Projected Primary Vote (%) Liberal Party Projected Vote (%)
Kooyong Monique Ryan 40.29 32 37
Mackellar Sophie Scamps 38.11 30 35
Wentworth Allegra Spender 35.77 32 35.5

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Senator Jacqui Lambie push for industrial relations amendments is part of a larger narrative of change in the political landscape. The support for tax cut changes in teal seats highlights a complex voter base that is open to policy reform. As the next election approaches, it will be interesting to see how these shifts in voter sentiment play out for the independent MPs and their proposed legislative changes.

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