April 14, 2014 7
There's been plenty of talk on the system of preferential voting in the wake of the Western Australian election rerun. But mathematics masters student Casey Briggs says we should focus on the method of counting itself.
September 3, 2013 1
Crikey readers talk the genius of David Frost and the Roman electoral system and issue a sensible warning to keep the election in perspective.
March 26, 2013 3
The oceans are warming much faster than previously thought, plus other political issues of the day.
August 15, 2011 8
Given compulsory voting, it's reasonable that governments do what they can to make that duty less onerous.
July 26, 2011 5
While the parliaments of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and both territories do have scheduled election dates, our federal parliament does not, writes psephologist Malcolm Mackerras.
July 20, 2011 6
The current Parliament will run its full three-year term.
December 23, 2009 3
The seat of O'Connor in Western Australia will be the target of a campaign from The Animal Party, come next year's federal election, writes Nick Rynne.
December 17, 2009
What are the electoral consequences of net censorship? Next to none, says Possum Comitatus. The seats of Melbourne and Sydney are the only places it even stands a chance of becoming an issue.
December 3, 2009
Antony Green outlines the possible dates for the next Federal Election under three different scenarios: a normal House and half-Senate election, a separate House of Representatives election, or a a double dissolution.
October 26, 2009
Higgins is the one of the foremost 'social liberal' (or doctors' wives) seat in the country. Clive Hamilton's success as the Greens' candidate in the seat will be a litmus test of test of exactly how seriously they take climate change, says Guy Rundle.