Abbott and Shorten are snookered by Murray

Should the major parties fail to find a bipartisan solution to the Murray inquiry's recommendations, Nick Xenophon is likely to emerge as a serious cross-bench threat.

The Murray report has handed the major parties the equivalent of a large arsenal of nuclear weapons. But in this case, it would be the decision not to use them that would bring about ‘mutually assured destruction’.

That’s not likely. As paranoid PUP leader Clive Palmer suggested last week, the major parties prefer a world in which one or the other wins. Both see a two-party state as the natural order of things.


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