@Rancid-Schnitzel said in Aussie Politics:
Considering they preferenced the LNP and considering they had to vote would they have otherwise voted Labor? I doubt it.
You could make a list of Labor seats twice as long where Greens preferences exceed the two party margin. It is meaningless - these voters are always going to preference Labor over the Coalition. This would have some merit if Labor bled votes to a centerist party or an independent candidate that otherwise could have gone their way (which ironically only happened to the Libs in Indi this election).
That said the Coalition need to take a long hard look at how independents are being deployed against them before the next election. While the Palmer/Coalition relationship in Queensland was scrutinized by the media, Labor coordinated with independents in Wentworth, Cowper, Indi and Warringah to harm the coalition in equal measure. Perhaps because it was geographically desperate or because they were independents - but this is something to watch going into the election - particularly given Get Up's involvement.
Also might be worth exploring supporting some independents in some seats that will never go for the Lib branding. They should win Warringah back in their own right next election (much like Bennelong post Howard) but inner city seats like Melbourne and Mayo that went left several cycles ago would be ideal targets.