Election result marks new dawn of integrity

This election result, with its resounding affirmation of independent candidates, is an endorsement of progressive politics (“A new dawn: Labor to form government after teal appeal rocks Libs”, May 22). It highlights the importance of not only who makes up our federal parliament, but whose voices are heard within and how its members work together with integrity to bring about the best outcomes for our nation and its people.
Meredith Williams, Northmead

The prediction the election would be a “game changer” proved correct. The election of the Greens and independents have confirmed it. The parliament will now seriously address the community, national and international issues. And not just be bought by the selfish interests of the rich few.

And elections will not now be three-year boring, compulsory events. The issues that the community voted for will involve the community seeing them implemented. Political activism will again become an important social activity. The important role that it historically once held is now back on the agenda. We are living in interesting times.
Reg Wilding, Wollongong

The Liberals suffered a democracy sausage fizzle.
Les Shearman, Darlington

Of all the congratulations to Anthony Albanese, the message from Malcolm Turnbull was the most gracious. “You are a good man and in the toughest times character is what counts. Lucy and I wish you all the very best.”
Patricia O’BrienRozelle

Teal promise fulfilled

Already, just the next day after Allegra Spender’s election to parliament, replacing Dave Sharma in Wentworth, one of her pre-election promises has been fulfilled (“Teals to zero in on climate and corruption”, May 22). Her posters promised, “A better climate for Wentworth.” It has come to fruition. I could board my ferry without being accosted with teal-clad enthusiasts, and not having to run the gauntlet of A-frames. The environment is also improved with poster pollution removed from trees and power poles.
Alan Slade, Dover Heights

I am a middle-aged white man who lives in an affluent suburb and cannot tell you how happy I am to see so many capable and well-qualified women voted in. And even more importantly, whether they be blue, red or teal, their contribution should help change the way politics is run. Enough of the shouty, win-lose model and more of the consultative win-win model, please.
Donald Sleer, Manly

Put into touch…

You stopped the votes, Scott Morrison (“NSW fails to save Morrison government”, May 25)
John Maunsell, Randwick

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