Former Liberal Party member Oliver Yates (@_Oliver_Yates) is running against Liberal and Coalition government Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
Yates is also the former head of the federal government’s green bank, he has described Coalition government climate policies as “immoral” saying they “knowingly and willingly inflict damage on others”.
Area: 55 sq km
Location: Inner East Melbourne
Australian Electoral Commission seat profile
Division of Kooyong on Wikipedia
Oliver Yates: website
What if there was a climate emergency and the major party’s didn’t turn up? If you listen to many in mainstream media – what climate election? But they’re dead wrong. The Coalition and Labor Party failed to turn up – others didn’t and won victories or made strong inroads into the Coalition primary vote – […]
Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) speaks with #KooyongVotes Independent candidate Oliver Yates (@_Oliver_Yates) on the latest episode of the No Fibs podcast and explores the challenges of campaigning in an electorate where the incumbent has reportedly thrown millions of dollars to safeguard. Josh Frydenberg has put 12 people at the pre-poll centre, basically making it impossible for […]
Cutting his parliamentary teeth in the Tony Abbott opposition of the 43rd Parliament, Josh Frydenberg could be excused for thinking that with a blue-ribbon seat and a bit of judicious backing in the leadership spills he was set for life. Certainly, since winning the seat of Kooyong in 2010, his rise through the Liberal Party […]
The upcoming federal ballot has been dubbed the ‘Climate Election’, so it’s time to put Australia’s long list of recent prime ministers — and the nation’s political parties (including some Independent candidates) — under the climate change magnifying glass to explore what’s really possible to achieve for climate policy at the poll. Australian PMs and […]
Oliver Yates is a former Macquarie banker, and head of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, who spoke with Margo Kingston about his campaign to run for the seat of Kooyong as an Independent
The way I see it, every safe Coalition seat must be in play in the sense that quality indies ask tough questions incumbents are forced to answer. That requires courageous indies & committed, creative citizens because a weakened local media can’t do it. Ready to play? #ausvotes — Margo Kingston (@margokingston1) February 22, 2019 Hi. […]