If the ACT wants to have any chance of having its legislation not tampered with by the Federal Government we need an Independent senator. Look at what Brian Harradine did for Tasmania – successive governments falling over backwards to get his vote.
Worst case scenario is that the numbers would mean that they would have no influence – same situation as now – a Labor senator who can’t vote to support the ACT if that goes against party lines, and a Liberal senator who wouldn’t if his vote made the difference and went against the wishes of his leader.
All we need now is a credible candidate. Any ideas?