Give the new senators a chance

Jacqueline Hodges writes: Re. "Lazy voters + broken system = sport, motoring lobbies in Senate" (Monday). Please. Everyone who is complaining that senators have been elected with a tiny percent of the vote, are loud, undignified and have no idea, cast your mind back to the election when Barnaby Joyce become a senator for Queensland through preference deals. Does the situation seem familiar? New England loves him now ... Don't write these people off before they've even had a go.