Adam Bandt: How Two-Party Politics Has Failed Australian Voters

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.

Who?

Portrait of Adam Bandt

Adam Bandt

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.

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