Mar 6, 2014

WA Senate vote: minor parties eye preference deals — again

The minor parties will again play a key roll in the recall election in Western Australia. The wheeling and dealing could have a big impact on who ends up in the Senate come July.

Charles Richardson — Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson

Editor of The World is not Enough

Western Australia goes back to the polls in just under a month’s time, on April 5, to re-do its half-Senate election. So of course everyone wants to talk about preferences. In this morning’s papers you can read (in the Fairfax press) about the prospect of Labor shafting the Greens, and (in News Corp) about Glen Druery threatening that his preference harvesting could cost the Coalition a seat.

To understand either point, it’s necessary to get something straight about the basics of the Western Australian Senate vote.

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4 thoughts on “WA Senate vote: minor parties eye preference deals — again

  1. JennyWren

    Labor hate the Greens because the Greens have shown them to be souless – witness them colluding to defeat scrutiny of whaling in the Southern Ocean

  2. JennyWren

    I mean colluding with the Coalition

  3. Jill Baird

    It’s a mark against Labor that they’re so antagonistic to the Greens. Compare it to the Libs attitude to the Nats!

  4. Bill Parker

    Think before you jump in. It would be a disaster to allow the Thatcherite to get control of the Senate.

    There is one way you can decide your prefs. Go to ( when the candiates are fully kbown) and construct your own how to vote “card”.

    A pox on Druery for even having the temerity to think HE can dictate how we vote.

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