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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.