Unfortunately Don Chipp is long gone and we haven't seen the likes of him since in Federal politics. Here's part of Chipp's speech Chipp gave when he decided to resign from the Liberal Party in March 1977. Pretty much what you are advocating / wanting. I have become disenchanted with party politics as they are practised in this country and with the pressure groups which have an undue influence on the major political parties. The parties seem to polarise on almost every issue, sometimes seemingly just for the sake of it, and I wonder if the ordinary voter is not becoming sick and tired of the vested interests which unduly influence political parties and yearns for the emergence of a third political force, representing middle-of-the-road policies which would owe allegiance to no outside pressure group. Perhaps it may be the right time to test that proposition.