Article by Bob McMullan, former State Secretary of the Labor Party and National Secretary as well as a Senator, MP and Cabinet Minister. He is now a Visiting fellow at the Australian Studies Institute at ANU.
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Independents are running strong at this year’s federal election, putting a hung parliament into play. The challenges they face for a successful candidacy remain high, however.
There is a realistic possibility that a higher than usual number of Independent and minor party candidates will be elected at the forthcoming federal election. There will probably not be a hung parliament but it is a sufficient possibility to warrant serious consideration…
Zoe Daniels is the type of high-profile candidate who could break through. If she can seriously eat into the Liberal vote and get ahead of the Greens (14 per cent last time) she would have a realistic chance of getting ahead of the Labor candidate (28 per cent last time) and could win.