A hung parliament: good or bad for Victoria?

The University's Victoria Graduate School of Business hosted a public forum this week on the merits of a hung parliament as we head to the polls in Victoria on 27 November.

Speakers were evenly divided on the question of whether a minority government with the balance of power held by independents and minor parties would be a good outcome.

Those in favour were the Independent MP for Gippsland East, Craig Ingram, and Victoria University management and electoral analyst Professor John Zeleznikow.

Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and former finance minister in the Rudd/Gillard Government, Lindsay Tanner, and CEO of the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Wayne Kayler-Thomson, were less enthusiastic.

The forum received some solid media coverage in The Age, ABC Radio's PM program and The Australian.

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