Election Follow Up #2

Big news tonight is that the Independents presented a list of demands and Labor’s response seems to be much more satisfactory to them than the coalition’s.

Read the details at the following places:

Grog’s Gamut

Peter Martin

Larvatus Prodeo

The main issue is that Abbott is still refusing to have policy costings looked at by Treasury. It’s interesting that on this and other issues the independents are holding the major parties up to the sort of scrutiny that the press largely failed to (when they were too busy on trivialities and horse-race style coverage).

Also, the latest on counts is that Denison looks to be solid for Andrew Wilkie, and Hasluck, Corangamite and Brisbane are still in the balance. Based on some of the links above the choice of Government might be determined regardless of the outcomes in these seats anyway.