It was a fascinating election result, and also a historic one on a number of fronts. The Greens historic achievement in winning a House of Representatives seat at a general election, combined with the probability of a hung parliament, presents a real possibility that we may finally be faced with a real chance to start breaking down the two party stranglehold on Australian politics, which in my view is a key reason why we are so often subjected to shallow, lowest common denominator politics.
Counting will continue over the next week or so, with a number of seats potentially still in the balance. If you want to keep track of how those counts are going, I recommend you follow the Poll Bludger’s blog – the comments threads there usually provide a lot of up to the minute, well informed and sometimes insider details about the counts (as well as the usual helping of nonsensical drivel and dross that contributes a part of almost all comments threads).
I’ll be closely studying the results and developments over the coming week, and will try to keep leaving posts here outlining things I think are of interest or importance.