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Is proportional representation the way forward?

Is proportional representation the way forward?

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

Simplified representation brings stability

Simplified representation brings stability

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 …

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

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

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

Ruddock can’t kick the government habit

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

Time to uncork the enormous potential of the Senate

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.