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Political Side Swapping

Wednesday 28th May / presented by Jonny Hopper

What happens when a politician has had enough  and changes parties altogether?

Former South Australian Liberal leader Martin Hamilton-Smith has quit his party and declared himself an independent, to become a minister in the Labor government.

Opposition Leader Steven Marshall says its “an act of political betrayal and treachery’’.

But when is it disloyalty and when is it standing up for a cause you believe in?

And have others done it? And what’s been the result?   ABC political correspondent Peter Kennedy knows about life as a political leader, his book ‘Boomtown’ details the turbulent times many WA Premiers have had – and was with me to discuss the history and consequences of changing teams in politics…

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