Opinion

More independents in Parliament is not the answer

Amanda Vanstone
By Amanda Vanstone
Updated March 2 2022 - 11:13am, first published January 19 2022 - 6:30pm
Independents Zali Steggall, right, and Helen Haines. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

If you think our federal parliament has been less stable over the last 15 years or so wait until we get more independents in there. If instability and uncertainty is what you want, vote independent. It is a warm and fuzzy, feel good word.

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Amanda Vanstone

Amanda Vanstone is a former senator for South Australia, a former Howard government minister, and a former ambassador to Italy. She hosts Counterpoint on ABC Radio National and writes fortnightly for ACM.

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