Some know what it’s like to hold the balance of power, to feel the pressure of the public spotlight, and understand the intensity of high-level political negotiations.

Others left their former parties on unceremonious terms.

They all believe they have unfinished business.

The Macquarie Point stadium could end up being a key bargaining chip in the next parliament, with it needing to pass a final vote in order to ever be built.

The five independents have varying views.