I think that the interests of good government are best served by giving the single biggest party a bonus when votes are translated into seats.
Pauline Hanson stands to lose a fortune in legal fees after the man who leaked her emails purporting to show a vote-rigging cover-up failed to show up in court yesterday. It now appears the whistleblower may not exist at all.
With Labor having lost 60% of its lower house seats, the upper house inevitably takes a greater weight in the parliamentary party.
A week after the massacre, and the New South Wales election is wrapping up. The last doubtful seat in the lower house was decided on Friday, when the Greens claimed victory in Balmain — comfortably from the Liberals on preferences, but by just 205 votes ahead of Labor at the critical point. (They will almost […]
Julia Gillard might want to distance Labor from those "extremist" Greens but a large proportion of Labor voters are not having a bar of it, writes Hall Greenland, editor-in-chief of The Week.
The last remaining uncertainty about the composition of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly was resolved with a full preference distribution delivering Balmain to the Greens.
On The Punch editor David Penberthy claimed the Greens chose to direct preferences to Pauline Hanson ahead of the ALP during the NSW election. That is completely untrue, writes Jeremy Sear.