Perhaps the biggest appeal of a minority government is that both major parties will need to work together to achieve their campaign pledges.
That’s appealing because the major parties have proven very poor at compromise. Meaning in a minority government, less will get done. And when it comes to government, we’re firmly in the camp that less is almost always more.
In either case, New South Wales could soon discover the pros and cons of a minority government after polling revealed the race for the state election has tightened over controversial key issues.
The results are in…
It’s less than two weeks until the state election, and Labor and Liberal are at a deadlock. It’s 50–50 on a two-party preferred basis, according to a Newspoll released by The Australian yesterday.
However, this statistic may not add up.
Another poll, this one helmed by The Sydney Morning Herald, found that almost 58% of voters were attracted to Labor’s promise of climate change addressment — having them lead 51–49.
Revealing that apparently the everyday Australian believes that eight million residents can offset the staggering increases in emissions estimated to come from the 2.8 billion Indians and Chinese over the coming decade, AAP reports.
It’s like pulling a plastic water gun on a bonfire.
Questions left unanswered
The issue dominated yesterday’s campaign for Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Labor leader Michael Daley.
Ms Berejiklian believes that the Coalition is best to strike a balance between emissions and energy resilience.
Mr Daley, however, said that Prime Minister Scott Morrison was widely known for brandishing a lump of coal around federal parliament.
It seems that the Coalition’s highly controversial plan in approving the demolition of Sydney’s Alliance Stadium has become a central issue — in the debate, helmed by Labor, questioning whether the restructure was a wise use of public money.
Or whether it was another excuse for something to look new and shiny.
Additionally, the Liberal Party is yet to disclose whether Treasurer Dominic Perrottet properly admitted a $2,300 donation from his former employer, law firm Henry Davis York.
However, Mr Perrottet has again defended his actions, promising the donation would be disclosed in due course if proper procedure had not been followed.
As the clock ticks onward, these questions will only become more demanding.
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