If I were a voter in South Australia right now, I would be mightily pissed off. About 18 months ago, PM Malcolm Turnbull inflicted one of the longest federal election campaigns ever on this country with a double dissolution. Voters in all states were compelled to go to the polls and elect (or re-elect) 12 senators as well as MPs for the House of Reps. I loved it. Got me elected.

Two of those senators elected in South Australia were that true-blue Liberal Cory Bernardi and maverick Nick Xenophon. Both for six years.