Monday, August 23, 2010
Election cliff hanger sees good government in the frame
Who would have thought that good governance, accountability and transparency and doing something to improve the way parliament works would be back on the agenda, now that a small group of kingmakers in the House of Representatives get to decide who governs after the Federal election deadlock sees the major parties with a likely 73 seats apiece? These are some of the issues that matter to the likes of independents such as Oakeshott and Windsor, now joined by Wilkie, and The Greens Bandt, the last named with plenty of sage advice from colleagues in the Senate who have always been on about such things, and will number nine from next July when joined by former NSW MLC Rhiannon who strongly pursued similar issues while in office there. Interesting times.