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Innumerate journalists

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"If the Coalition can retain ­Herbert, the Turnbull government will have 77 seats in the 150-seat parliament, allowing the government to appoint a speaker while retaining an absolute majority."

Whereas if it remains 76-74, the government can appoint a speaker and have a 75-74 absolute majority.

Re: Innumerate journalists

I don't think you've thought that through.