Have just returned from voting. This year there is a larger than usual number of minor parties on offer. Some of them are a bit strange. My favourite is “The United Australia Party”, previously called “The Clive Palmer Party” .
Ole Clive is a shady millionaire, with a dreadful reputation for ripping off investors and employees. The slogan for Clive’s party is . “Make Australia Great” (no, really) . His main platform seems to be a promise to increase the age pension by $150. No plans for major public works have been mentioned yet.
I’m betting that the governing conservative Liberal party will be defeated. The slightly left of centre Labor party may win in its own right. I think it’s more likely that the independents and minor parties will hold the balance of power. This tends to happen when Aussies get pissed off by the major parties. That is my perception right now. I’m not always right about elections (or anything else ,for that matter).
I’ll let you know.