What Happens when there is a Hung Parliament?

23 August 2010

What happens when neither Labor or the Coalition holds a majority of seats in the House or Representatives? In an opinion piece that appears in The Australian today, Associate Professor Anne Twomey comments on what a hung parliament means for Australia.

'It doesn't matter what percentage of the popular vote a party won. What matters is the number of seats and the level of support a government is likely to have on the floor of the house.'

View the entire article - PM welcome to stay until the House votes her out - The Australian

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