Australian Independent Lower House candidate for the seat of Cowper in Northern NSW, Rob Oakeshott, sat down with Dan and Jen to discuss the value of independents in parliament.
This audio comes from a documentary style interview we filmed for The Undercurrent headline episode UC_008 – The Two Party Scam.
Rob offers some insight into what life is like inside a minority government and how the job of policy making gets done when independents hold the balance of power.
‘What independence brings is political contest. And what comes from political contest is results on the ground, on really important issues for the community. And so that’s the model I tried, and the more I tried it the more effective it was. I was really surprised just how effective it was’.