What happens if we get minority government?

In many countries around the world, political parties are often forced into power sharing arrangements with minor parties or independents because they do not have enough seats to govern by themselves.

In Australia, we have had a federal minority government only three times since Federation, however there is a possibility in the 2022 Federal Election that neither the Coalition nor Labor will have the numbers to form government.

Without a majority in the lower house, each would have to rely on Independents or other parties to govern. Here’s how it works.

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