On Elections

How people elect parliaments

South Australian election historic, but for the wrong reasons

The unpredictable – some said “unwinnable” – election in South Australia has thrown up a result not at all favoured by the polls and betting markets; a majority Liberal government. … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Unusual Australian elections will highlight role of preferential voting

Two elections in Australia today – a by-election for a vacant seat in the national Parliament and the election of the state Parliament of South Australia – will highlight peculiarities … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

South Australian election 2018: preview

Australia may be headed for an historic upset of its traditional two-party election dynamic at the election of the State parliament in South Australia on March 17. For decades the … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 3 Comments

New party steals votes from South Australians

A newly formed Australian political party has taken possession of three elected positions in Australian parliaments, despite never having faced the voters. Earlier this year Australian Senator Cory Bernardi walked … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Legal ruling means original voter ballots will determine new Senator

The new Senator to replace Bob Day, who left the Australian Senate late last year, will be determined by a recount of the ballots from the July 2016 election, after … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 5 Comments