Let’s hear it for a hung parliament!
Two great outcomes in successive days, and neither would have happened without a hung parliament. I never accepted the horror with which many commentators viewed the election results (after all, minority governments have been common at the state level and have generally worked fine), but now I’m a positive enthusiast. It would be a pity if the independents who supported the government are punished by their electors – I’d say we need more independents of all kinds as a check on the executive power of the PM and the majority party
fn1. For subsequent record, the passage through the House of Representatives of the carbon tax/price legislation, followed by the rejection of the government’s “Malaysian solution” and the subsequent announcement of an end to off-shore refugee detention.