Senate Electoral Reform Bill

The government is showing some zeal for changing the system used for electing Senators, after their failure to manage the currentĀ Senate crossbench.

Cartoon: government proposes changes to the Senate voting system
(The Canberra Times, 23 February 2016 | cartoon gallery)


The Royal Agricultural Show is on in Canberra this weekend, which is a timely reminder of how the existing above-the-line voting system for the Senate seems to work:
Cartoon: Above-the-line voting for the Senate
(The Canberra Times, 20 August 2013)

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