Election Outcome Day 2
Looking at the election results lunchtime Monday the most striking issue has been the rise of voting for ‘other parties’. In fact it's been reported in the media that the labor vote of 34.9% is the second lowest primary vote for labor since 1949. Labor is not back. Turnbull may not survive as leader and the minor parties in the lower house may hold the balance of power. For Australia this is an excellent result. Significant negotiations will be necessary for all legislation and each member will now have to bargain vigourously on behalf of their electorate. The Australian people can only benefit from this position. The Senate results are equally as impressive. Minor parties appear to have increased their presence and will be defending the rights of each state, especially with issues such as the TPP and the demise of Australian manufacturing industry.