WHAT COULD A HUNG COUNCIL DO?
How unstable could local politics become when an elected council becomes hung?
If party politicians join independents on the cross-bench, would developments wanted by the public be more or less likely to be approved?
‘Presumed Dead’ is a novel by Martin Knox set in a fictional council chamber within the Westminster system. Corruption at the big end of town is suspected when Jane Kenwood, a feisty councillor, disappears.
Bored with political party games?
Queensland elections are on Saturday 31st October 2020. Besides Representation and Policy, electioneering games of Development, Monopoly, Duopoly, Donation, Preference, Advertising, Controversy, Allegation, Personal Attack, Pork Barrelling and Corruption may be played. ‘Presumed Dead’ is a crime fiction novel by Martin Knox about political parties and city government. The story is about an inspirational woman councillor who transforms partisan politics.
Protect democracy by electing independents
Presumed Dead is a novel about a fictional crime when an Australian city council is considering development of a casino resort. The story reveals how Westminster System politicians are inherently corrupt when their party is not seeking the public good. When a non-partisan mayor is elected, she safeguards the city’s fragile democracy.