Originally published in On Line Opinion on September 12, 2013

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 one SA Senate position to Penny Wong.

And it’s not what PM-elect Tony Abbott expected when he warned voters away from independents and minor parties.

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