Out of line?  Voting in the Senate
2013 Federal Election / Domestic / Federal

Out of line? Voting in the Senate

by Meg Keyes Voting for the Senate in Australian Federal elections can be a little complicated.  Each State elects twelve Senators and each Territory two, through a voting system known as proportional representation.  The ideological underpinning of this method is that the proportion of votes is approximately equal to the proportion of seats won.  There … Continue reading

“None of the above”, the most underrated reform?
2013 Federal Election / Domestic / Federal / Theory

“None of the above”, the most underrated reform?

by Kallen Martin White There is a paradox within the principle of democracy which has not really been addressed properly. As such, in my infinite modesty, I propose to call it White’s Paradox of Democracy. It goes along these lines: “For democracy to exist, there must be means by which the people may reject it … Continue reading