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The hung parliament of 2010


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 The 2010 Australian hung parliament

News from 2010:

Gillard all smiles but it could end in tears
SMH, 8 October 2010

Angry PM Julia Gillard to govern by one vote
The Australian, 24 September 2010.

Speaker negotiations weeks away
SMH, 8 September 2010

Now for the Gillard tightrope walk
The Australian, 8 September 2010

Andrew Wilkie wins concessions on poker machines, health, in return for backing Labor
The Australian, 2 September 2010

Independents keep suitors waiting
ABC Online, 24 Aug 2010

Hung parliament 'bad for business'
Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Aug 2010

Nation wakes to the prospect of a hung parliament after deadheat election
The Australian, 22 Aug 2010
(If any story becomes unavailable please let us know by email as we may have an archived copy.)

Comment from 2010:

Hung parliament scenarios (The Tally Room)
Ben Raue, 23 Aug 2010

History shows a hung parliament can be good (The Australian)
Mike Steketee, 23 Aug 2010

OzPolitic Forum (
Online discussion about the 2010 hung parliament


Audio and video 2010:

Minority Government Anniversary (
Includes audio and video of Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott announcing they will support a Labor government. Rob Oakeshott was subsequently often ribbed about his lengthy 17-minute speech.
Also includes audio comments by Greens leade Bob Brown and Prime Minister Julia Gillard press conference.

Behind the News: Hung Parliament (ABC) - Video
(See also election videos.)


See also
- 2016 hung parliament news
- Explanations: hung parliament
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