first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.C Independent MP Tony Windsor has backed a Labor Government, citing the broadband network and the environment as decisive factors.Mr Windsor’s support, coupled with that of Rob Oakeshott, has given Labor the right to form a minority government, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.”This is not a mandate for any government,” Mr Oakeshott said. “This parliament is going to be different.”The decision comes after 17 days of drawn out negotiations, with the independents drawing some criticism recently for their protracted decision-making.With the support of the independents, Julia Gillard has the support of the necessary 76 MPs to claim majority in the House of Representatives. Earlier today, Queensland independent Bob Katter announced that he was backing the Coalition to form a minority government, though his decision would have been different if Kevin Rudd was leading Labor.Labor’s victory means that the travel and tourism industry will miss out on much of the AU$90 million pledged by Coalition leader Tony Abbott in the lead up to the election.last_img