Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick has quit the party claiming it will fail to win a single seat at the next election.
The South Australian senator will run as an independent to ensure the state maintains a “strong and independent” voice in the Senate.
Senator Rex Patrick has often been a lone voice of reason in Australia’s dysfunctional parliament. Among other things, he has led calls to establish a Senate inquiry into Australia’s relationship with China, alongside leading calls for a domestic gas reservation policy.
We need people like Rex Patrick in federal parliament ‘to keep the bastards honest’. Let’s hope this move furthers his political career.