Who will hold the balance of power? (Infographic for Crikey)

Often, infographics work to explain complicated issues or concepts in a visually understandable format.

In this case, in conjunction with Crikey, I have a look at the balance of power in the Australian senate:

The first infographic explains the situation, and the second (scroll down) is a game I developed where you print, cut and pin the crossbenchers to help understand what bills are likely to pass.

Can Labor block legislation without the Greens? Will the Abbott government be able to get its budget passed without the Motoring Enthusiasts? And how much power does Palmer really have? Here’s a look at which party needs the support of the crossbenchers to be able to pass or block a bill.


Balance of Power2



The balance of power, the game!


Balance of Power Cut Out2





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