Carpenter at mercy of the Nationals

Sep 8th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

The Australian: Labor’s coast-to-coast grip on state and federal government rests in the hands of a 35-year-old Nationals leader who vowed to hand power in Western Australia to the party willing to send wealth from the resources boom back to the bush.

Premier Alan Carpenter, who suffered a 6 per cent swing against his Government in Saturday’s election, yesterday sought to strike an unlikely power-sharing deal with Brendon Grylls’s Nationals in the hope of forming a minority government.

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