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What happens when independents hold the balance of power?

By Ben Oquist
December 26 2021 - 6:25pm
Independents Helen Haines, Zali Steggall and Rebecca Sharkie. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

It was a shock when the 2010 election result produced a hung parliament, but no one will be surprised if the 2022 election delivers the same. The seven-member-strong crossbench is already large in historical terms, and well-resourced, blue-ribbon independents are running in several more seats.

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