October 2013

September 2013

Time for the major political parties to acknowledge their significant others

by Richard Denniss and Brenton Prosser in On Line Opinion

Australia has listened, it has voted and it has decided. Australia wants political arrangements ‘other’ than what the major parties intended. It’s not what Sophie Mirabella expected before being ‘outgunned’ by the independent forces of Cathy McGowan and Tony Windsor. It’s not what ALP faceless man, Don Farrell, expected when he gave up his number

August 2013

Why all the hang-ups over a hung parliament?

by Richard Denniss and Brenton Prosser in Crikey

With polls showing we may be on track for another minority government, suddenly we seem surrounded by cries of “not another hung parliament”. And segments of the media and business are again raising exaggerated fears about the “risk and uncertainty” or “instability and short-termism” that will accompany such an outcome. But the fact is that

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