Maybe in the past when the major parties had, say …

Comment on Snowdon keeps Lingiari despite a drop in his vote by Bob Taylor.

Maybe in the past when the major parties had, say a 55% to 45% win they have tended to ignore to a certain extent the losing 45%, which probably over time worked against that party.
Also, most parties policies are not supported by a 100% of those people who voted for them, so over time some people (swinging voters) develop the present skepticism of the major parties.
Assuming minor parties and independents are prepared to be reasonable with their conditions for their support, I’m with you and democracy, Hal.

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