The first agreement reached on September 1, 2010 was between the Australian Greens and the ALP, in which the Greens pledged to vote with the government to secure supply and reject any motion of no confidence against the government that was not proposed by the Greens.  The following day, September 2, an agreement was reached between the independent member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, and the ALP, in which Mr. Wilkie also pledged to vote with the government to secure supply and oppose any motion of no confidence against the government that was not moved or detached by him.  The 37-day agreement between the Gillard government and the two independent MPs Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor aims to change many injustices and anomalies. The formal contract is based on Julia Gillard`s agreement with the Greens and Independents Rob Oakeshott, Andrew Wilkie and Tony Windsor in 2010. Do you remember the scenes where all the parties settled in the middle of many brass bands and signed in front of the cameras? In this case, the Greens and Independents guaranteed “supply and confidence” in Labor, so that Gillard could go to the Governor General to form a government. A formal agreement allows small parties and independents to write in political demands, as the Greens, Oakeshott and Windsor did in the 2010 agreement. The formal agreement contains the usual reservations that break the agreement, such as corrupt behavior. Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd have both ruled out such a formal agreement.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said on Tuesday she was ready to lead Australia after reaching an agreement with two independent MPs. The Gillard Lab party will receive a one-seat majority in the new Parliament. An important element of the agreement with Mr. Oakeshott and Mr. Windsor was a 10-page appendix entitled Agreement for a Parliament: Reform of Parliament (`agreement`), negotiated between the coalition, the ALP and the independents. The proposals in the agreement, as well as some proposals from the Greens and Mr. Wilkie, form the basis of procedural changes in the House of Representatives in the 43rd Parliament; Most of these amendments were implemented through amendments to the permanent provisions on September 29, 2010 (the second day of the 43rd Parliament session) and October 19 and 20, 2010. SHANE MCLEOD: Australia has a new government.
Julia Gillard and Labor will cling to minority power after winning the support of two of the three main regional independents. Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor have announced that they will support the lab to form a government after their colleague, independent Bob Katter of North Queensland, sided with the coalition. Ms. Gillard will advise the Governor General to have 76 votes out of 150 in the House of Representatives. Our chief political correspondent, Lyndal Curtis, followed the events throughout the day. She`s joining us. And Lyndal took a long time to do so, but Julia Gillard has the post of Prime Minister in her own right. What is it to win the approval of independents? LYNDAL CURTIS: Well, there are just over two weeks of discussions and negotiations and discussions with the three regional independents – Bob Katter, Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor – also in talking with the Greens and talking with the new independent in Tasmania Andrew Wilkie.Julia Gillard won the support of the Greens and their member in the House of Commons Adam Bandt. She then won The support of Mr.
Wilkie. Both sides of the policy were waiting for the three regional independents to decide.