Topic archives: proportional representation

Is proportional representation the way forward?

September 9, 2014 3

Crikey readers talk Leigh Sales and whether we need electoral reform.

Simplified representation brings stability

April 1, 2014 4

Crikey readers are still talking knights and dames, plus the benefits of single-member electorates and whether commenting on hosties' hair is sexist.

Imagine there were proportional representation in your parliament …

Imagine there were proportional representation in your parliament …

March 31, 2014 12

Is there a fairer way to decide who represents us in parliament? Proportional representation is one solution. Matthew Brown crunches the numbers to see just what that would look like.

Tassie parliamentary system unworkable, even for a ministry of silly walks

March 11, 2010 17

If Labor and the Liberals want to get rid of the Greens, form government in their own right and have a healthy backbench, they are going to have to change the electoral system to single-member constituencies, writes Bruce Montgomery.

Ruddock can’t kick the government habit

September 25, 2007

A common response when a government sees itself soon being in opposition is to make changes that they hope will hamstring their successors in government and provide some advantage to the opposition, writes Charles Richardson.

Time to uncork the enormous potential of the Senate

July 20, 2007

The two party tyranny of Australian politics is in desperate need of a shake-up. To put it bluntly, we need to get the major parties out of the Senate, writes Klaas Woldring.