Can An MP’s Job Be Shared?

For the first time, two independent candidates attempt to run for federal parliament as ‘job-sharing candidates’.  

Lucy Bradlow and Bronwen Bock want to run for the Melbourne seat of Higgins as a single candidate on the ballot paper.

They claim that they could do the role like any other job-share – splitting duties, making join decisions, sharing the salary – and that allowing job-sharing would make parliament more representative of modern Australian society. 

But is it constitutionally legal for two people to run as a single federal member? And how would this work? 

Joining Bension Siebert are Bronwen Bock and Lucy Bradlow, the job-sharing independent candidates for the singular seat of Higgins in Melbourne.