Minority retort

featuring Richard Denniss and Ebony Bennett
Tasmanian Liberal leader Jeremy Rockliff in Hobart, Tasmania, Sunday, March 24, 2024. Tasmania has delivered a hung parliament, with Australia's last governing Liberals getting more seats than Labor but not enough to form government
AAP Image/Rob Blakers


The major parties claim that minority and coalition governments are chaotic and unworkable, but are they actually more effective?

Australian politicians aren’t exactly known for getting along with each other. But history shows that, when they’re forced to share government, they can get a lot done. In the wake of the Tasmanian election, Australia Institute Executive Director Richard Denniss joins Follow the Money to discuss why the need to negotiate can make minority and coalition governments better at lawmaking.

Guest: Richard Denniss, Executive Director, the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey

Additional editing: Emily Perkins

Theme music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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