Tag Archives: Senate

Parliamentary Constipation

For those not familiar with the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia may be puzzled about the current distraction of government from its nominal business. The Constitution is the rules under which the Commonwealth operates and the clause that put … Continue reading

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The Eee-Aws Have It

Preferential voting for the Australian Senate has the option of an official donkey vote where the voter puts a 1 in one box above the line to designate the party they prefer and lets the corresponding party effectively fill in … Continue reading

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Determining Intent in Senate Voting

Following up on my previous article, I downloaded the results from the Senate elections held in 2013 and processed the 50,131 below the line (BTL) ballots to determine if my ranking system was valid. Results were worse than expected.

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Senators for States

I’ve had some thoughts on the Australian Senate, how it operates and how it’s elected, following the cascade of debacles that we’ve had recently in Federal elections. Not only aren’t the Senators seen to be working for the interests of … Continue reading

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WA Senate Pref’s Untangled

There’s a Federal election real soon now. The Senate ballot paper is huge, even in Western Australia. With many new parties in the game, it may be difficult to see at a glance what sort of relationships exist between parties. … Continue reading

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