Join Independent MPs Dr Sophie Scamps and Dr Monique Ryan as they reflect on their first 12 months in politics.
The rise of the crossbench has changed the Parliament, with a record 10 independents elected last May to a hugely expanded crossbench.
What does this multitude of independent voices mean for Parliament, and for democratic decision making in Australia, especially on issues like climate change and strengthening integrity? Come along and find out!
Dr Sophie Scamps
Dr Sophie Scamps MP is the Independent Member for the Federal electorate of Mackellar. Sophie made history at the 2022 election by becoming the first Independent to win the Northern Beaches seat since it was first formed in 1949. Sophie won the seat after promising a new way of doing politics, putting the community first and campaigning on a platform of climate action, integrity, and equality.
Dr Monique Ryan
Dr Monique Ryan is the Independent Member for Federal electorate of Kooyong. She stepped away from her former role as Director of Neurology at the Royal Children’s Hospital and won her seat in the 2022 election with message that the community deserved a local member who would represent their values in Canberra.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEST
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