Opinion

The votes are in the centre. It's not rocket science

By Amanda Vanstone
May 26 2022 - 7:23am
It turns out that to have a shot at winning a seat in Parliament from a major party you need a credible candidate and some backing. Who knew? Picture: AAP

When Janine Haines, the then leader of the Australian Democrats, left the Senate to stand for the marginal lower house seat of Kingston, I thought she was crazy. If both of the major parties think they can win a seat, they are not going to run dead and let an independent have a chance.

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