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Submission + - Australian Elections Result In Hung Parliament (abc.net.au) 1

ajdlinux writes: For the first time since World War II, Australia has a hung parliament. The future of the Government now lies in the hands of the five independent and Green MPs, who will decide over the next few days which party they will back to form the next government. The Labor Party's National Broadband Network is now in doubt, but it at least seems the internet filter won't go ahead now that the Greens have the balance of power in the Senate.
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Australian Elections Result In Hung Parliament

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  • Well obviously there are going to be a lot of people unhappy with this outcome, regardless of which side of politics you may be on. BUT...

    From a technology policy perspective, this could really be "the best of both worlds" outcome. Regardless of which party ends up forming a (minority) government, the numbers now make it impossible for Labor's mandatory Internet filter proposal to become a reality. Previously it was already 90% 'dead', because although Labor could have got it through the lower house, it wou

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