Adam Bandt: How Two-Party Politics Has Failed Australian Voters
Greens candidate for the Federal Seat of Melbourne, Adam Bandt, examines the history of our democracy’s values and considers the origins of two-party politics - making note of modern exceptions. He calls the Labor Party where “progressives go to be silenced” and sees little difference between the two parties.
He argues that far from being a symbolic presence to sway the tone of an election, smaller parties and independent candidates are an essential part of the democratic process.
Adam Bandt is a Greens MP and the Federal Member for Melbourne. He was elected in 2010 when he made history by becoming the first Greens MP elected to the House of Representatives at a general election.