Be careful of what you wish for

I have blogged (I never thought I would use that as a verb) that I was in favour of a diverse cross bench but look at what we are likely to get.

The present crossbench is expected to include three Nick Xenophon Team senators including him, two Pauline Hanson senators, plus senators Day, Jaqui Lambie, and Derryn Hinch. One or more seats could go to the Liberal Democrats, another Hanson senator, and a Fred Nile candidate.

This motley crew is likely to hold the future of the Australian body politic in its sweaty little palm for the next three years.

My view was always that  in a democracy you need to have a legislature that reflected the use of the electorate.  We have  probably got that now.

Welcome to the world of scary.

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