One of the things that has become increasingly obvious is that the Greens have probably benefited the most with there support of the Labor Government.
It makes you wonder why the National party continues to be in "Coalition" with the Liberal party. Whatever influence they do have really never gets published. Both Coalition and Liberal policies blur into one.
It would also seem apparent to me that the tradition constitutes of the party those from the country are starting to wake up to this: Three independents all from the country...
As I see it the Nats have two options. Become less relevant and blur into the Liberal party. This most likely will just encourage more independents and loss of seats. Or separate from the Liberals, represent there tradition country men and women.