Elections 2019: Do third parties really matter?


One of the major battlegrounds in the upcoming NSW state election will be for the Upper House. After March 23, centre-right minor parties are likely to hold the balance of power.

It raises the issue of why third parties matter. As the broader Liberal-National coalition shows 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 vying for seats in the NSW Upper House this election and will form our panel.

Miranda Devine Columnist for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph will moderate the panel and delve 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?


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