Who would have thought? Even though pundits predicted it, no-one really considered the implications. The parties that have dominated the post-war political scene will now be frantically crunching gears, throwing the transmission into neutral (and possibly)even reverse in order to pick up the few independents, until now relegated to the wilderness of irrelevancy, and thus form a minority government. Nothing is certain. Our would-be hitch-hikers have a choice of rides to select from. The Greens won’t necessarily go ALP, nor the conservative independents LNP. Regional and philosophical points of view will vie for accommodation. Should be an interesting week – and we thought it would all be over when the campaign ended!