Election outcome is a triumph for reform

THIS page says it all really – the election campaign itself may have been boring but the result is nothing short of fascinating. Hence the letters and vox pops.

Australians love to see the underdog triumph, which is exactly what seems to have happened with the delivery of a hung parliament and a group of independents that hold the keys to the next government.

It has been wonderful to watch the change in behaviour of the leaders of the major parties – an accommodating Prime Minister pledging to see out a full term and entertain political reform and a normally truculent Opposition Leader trying his hardest to be nice – who would have thought it?

And the truly amazing thing – regional Australia is suddenly at the very fulcrum of political power, making it known that Canberra must listen to people outside the big cities. It seems unbelievable that it was only a week ago that the country’s political future hinged on the marginal suburban electorates.

Rarely has the nation been in a better position to shake off the bad habits of decades of two-party dominance – the rorting of campaign finances and political donations, the appalling behaviour in question time, the destructive nature of adversarial debate.

Uncertain maybe but the crossroads at which we have found ourselves – with both major parties given a no-confidence whacking at the polls and the cross benches in the ascendant – offers great hope, especially for regional Australia.

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