Electoral contests are increasingly about preferences and the brokers who cut deals that give minor parties a bigger say than they could possibly achieve on their own. And sometimes, those minor parties can take on a very strange complexion.
Political experts might be coy in predicting the outcome of the upcoming State Election, but audience members at Melbourne University’s ‘Victoria Decides’ forum boldly declared the Liberals would be ousted.
The party once dismissed as a voice for pimps and perverts is among myriad micro parties that are staking their claim on Victoria’s next parliament. But sex is not the only thing on its agenda, reports Ali Winters.