• In short: Tasmanian Labor leader Rebecca White says it will be up to the Liberal Party to try to negotiate with the new crossbench and form a government.
  • The Liberals need 18 votes in the lower house to govern but will finish with between 14 and 16 seats — meaning they will likely need the help of the Jacqui Lambie Network and the independents.
  • What’s next? Rebecca White’s leadership position will automatically become vacant but she has not indicated if she will put her hand up for it again.
  • Arfman
    3 months ago

    Perhaps whoever they vote in as the next leader will be able to negotiate with the cross bench for supply and demand and will not be encumbered to the promise that White made of that making deals to form minority government.