Small majority could mean slow government
25 August 2010
Associate Professor Anne Twomey comments on the prospect of either party securing a small majority and the problems that could come with it.
In an interview with ABC Radio Current Affairs Program, PM, Associate Professor Twomey suggests problems might emerge when it comes to voting in the house.
"There is a risk of government falling on the basis of someone not turning up on the day which wouldn't make them very popular really," she asserts.
"The main problem will be when you lose a member of parliament one way or another, for instance, someone gets sick or dies or someone resigns in disgrace.
"So there's a fair degree of desperation to make sure that you keep your numbers.
"So you just pair a member from your side with a member from the other side to deal with those sort of issues.
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