When former AMA President Prof Kerryn Phelps won the seat of Wentworth as an Independent at the by-election in 2018, she caused a reverberating upset in what had long been perceived as a safe Liberal seat.

A high-profile commentator and civil and gay rights advocate, she has more recently been a vocal critic of the government’s COVID strategy.

In this Reasonings encounter, Kerryn will talk to Jane about the potential role of the Independents to improve the health of the body politic and about the strong medicine required to cure our most urgent and virulent social ills.