171 – Oliver Yates

Oliver Yates is the former CEO of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Last year he quit the Liberal Party and ran as an independent candidate for the seat of Kooyong in the 2019 federal election.

Oliver invited me into his house to chat about how his Tory/Liberal MP dad influenced his politics, his experience working at the CEFC, why he left the Liberals, his thoughts on capitalism’s role in the climate crisis and why his passion for integrity in politics has fuelled his court challenge over Liberal Party elections signs used at polling booths last year. He also kindly answered my basic questions about the state of renewable technology in Australia today and just how quickly we could move our country to a renewable economy.

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Oliver’s podcast Tip of the Iceberg

ARTICLE: Coal Coal Coal and soaring emissions – as a Liberal, I have had enough by Oliver Yates

ARTICLE: Josh Frydenberg, Gladys Liu keep seats after court challenge over election signs

ARTICLE: Former Liberal party state director won’t be referred to high court over Chinese election signs 

ARTICLE: The problem with taking politics out of climate change by Jeff Sparrow

Cause of the Week: Fauna & Flora International (fauna-flora.org)


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