Election needs a swift resolution

Sunday, 03 July 2016

In the event of a hung Parliament the Government, Opposition, independent and minor party House of Representative MPs must agree to a swift resolution of the election and form a government as a matter of urgency, John Brogden, Managing Director and CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors said today.

"This election result is the worst possible outcome for Australia. We need certainty and an environment for long-term policy making.

"With the chance of another hung Parliament a real option, Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten and the crossbench MPs in the House of Representatives must give a commitment they will move swiftly to form a government. Australia cannot afford weeks or months of uncertainty," said Mr Brogden.

"For the sake of our domestic economy and international reputation we need a swift outcome'" he said.

"The last time this happened in 2010 it took weeks to form a government. Australia can't wait. We need our leaders and decision-makers to think of the country rather than their own agendas."

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