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Poll Bludger: how Moore, the merrier, thumped rivals in mayoralty race

William Bowe September 12, 2016 7 Comments

The result is all the more remarkable for having been achieved after a second "get Clover" initiative.

Why do we vote like it’s 1999?

Why do we vote like it’s 1999?

Sally Whyte June 9, 2016 1 Comment

When does a party have to include disclosure? Why can't ads use footage of Parliament? And where do dank memes fit in?

Sorry, Leyonhjelm, group ticket voting is an expensive, time-wasting indulgence

Sorry, Leyonhjelm, group ticket voting is an expensive, time-wasting indulgence

Charles Richardson October 15, 2015 7 Comments

Why not make things properly simple, and get rid of preferences entirely for Senate voting?

The 10-day election: what if everyone voted below the line?

The 10-day election: what if everyone voted below the line?

Crikey Intern March 25, 2015 5 Comments

There are an extraordinary 394 candidates for 21 seats in NSW's Legislative Council this year. What if every voter carefully considered and ranked them all in order of preference? Brihony Tulloch investigates.

Poll Bludger: parties play the odds with Qld how-to-vote cards

Poll Bludger: parties play the odds with Qld how-to-vote cards

William Bowe January 28, 2015 4 Comments

Both major parties, and some of the minor parties too, are manipulating the optional preferential voting system to secure seats.

Poll Bludger: Abbott, for your own sake, don’t feed the micro-parties

Poll Bludger: Abbott, for your own sake, don’t feed the micro-parties

William Bowe October 6, 2014 13 Comments

Proposed changes to the preferential voting system could just create an even bigger, even less manageable Senate crossbench for the Abbott government.

What’s the AEC got to hide?

What’s the AEC got to hide?

William Bowe July 7, 2014 5 Comments

Questions are being asked about the transparency of the Australian Electoral Commission, with the AEC refusing to open its vote-counting software to public scrutiny. Does the AEC have a reason to be so secretive?

Razer’s Class Warfare: Muir won, but we’ve all lost

Razer’s Class Warfare: Muir won, but we’ve all lost

Helen Razer June 12, 2014 21 Comments

You think Ricky Muir came out of that interview looking bad? Think again. Willesee's interview was a wake for late modernism, with politics and journalism both emerging distinctly tarnished.

The ‘electoral reform’ song and dance in Queensland

The ‘electoral reform’ song and dance in Queensland

Crikey May 26, 2014 4 Comments

The major parties are fired up about electoral reform in Queensland. But guess who benefits? The major parties, of course. Anthony Pink, data analyst and returning officer for the Queensland Greens, explains.

Common sense prevails in Senate preferential voting changes

Common sense prevails in Senate preferential voting changes

William Bowe May 12, 2014 14 Comments

After the debacle of the Senate election last year, Parliament is looking at changing the way Australians vote. And for once, the changes actually make a good deal of sense.