Sidelined federal MPs could be the saviours of state politics

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

Michael Duffy: Brendan Nelson might well be thinking about his future after recent events. Here’s a thought: why doesn’t he move to state politics? In fact, why don’t Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey and other talented members of the Coalition consider the same move?

A lot of experienced and clever Liberals are likely to be wasted on the federal front bench for the next two terms or longer. Meanwhile, the no-hopers in the State Opposition will win the next election by default and do nothing with their victory. The NSW Opposition is the black hole of Australian politics, and it’s a time for creative thinking.

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