Electoral laws and the banana republic

There is a big change to the way Australians have to vote for Senate candidates. Instead of being able to put just a β€œ1” above the line on the Senate voting paper, voters now have to place numbers 1 to 6 above the line (or number at least 12 boxes ...
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Labor and Liberal working together to win the election

The decision of the Labor and Liberal parties to double the fees for candidates in the run-up to the federal election is an outrageous travesty of democracy. One report in the media says that β€œThe changes means that a minor party will have to ...
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