Federal Politics

Federal Election 2013

Micro-manager behind independents

Fruery

The strategist behind the likely surprise election to the Senate of three minor party candidates, Glenn Druery, owns a lobbying firm selling itself to business as able to ''build a productive working relationship with Independent and minor party MPs''.

Abbott may be forced to woo Greens

tony abbott

Tony Abbott spent three years lambasting Labor for its deals with the Greens but the incoming prime minister may be forced to rely on Greens support to implement his signature election policy, paid parental leave.