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Tuesday, 12 March 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AEDT

Location

CIS, Level 1, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, 2000, NSW

Elections 2019: Do third parties really matter?

One of the major battlegrounds for the 2019 NSW state election was the Upper House. After the 2019 NSW election, centre-right minor parties held onto the balance of power.

It raises the issue of why third parties matter. As the broader Liberal-National coalition has shown increasing signs of splintering, what third party best represents the path to a sound governing and legislative agenda at both state and federal levels?

Mark Latham, former federal Labor leader and One Nation candidate, Senator David Leyonhjelm, outgoing Liberal Democratic Party senator and LDP candidate along with Dr Greg Walsh, Australian Conservatives candidate are all vied for seats in the NSW Upper House this election at the 2019 NSW election and were on our panel.

Miranda Devine Columnist for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph moderated the panel and dove into the question of why third parties matter.

Who best represents the path to a sound governing and legislative agenda at both state and federal levels?