… for there to be a real movement for the abolition of party determined preferences in the Senate? How difficult could it be to have the parties and other candidates listed above the line and allow voters to determine preferences?
In the meantime, we’re stuck with a range of cynical deals between minor parties on the right (and to be fair, it hasn’t always just been those on the right but the Democrats/Greens/ALP preference deal has focused attention there this time round) – as The Poll Bludger explains with reference to NSW.
And who exactly are the friendly sounding Climate Change Coalition? Maybe the last word is the operative one…
And I say all that before I’ve even gotten around to considering the situation in Queensland, where the Climate Change Coalition has put Pauline Hanson ahead of Labor.
In other news, Galaxy is out showing a slightly higher 2PP for Labor with a 54-46 split. Update: Lots of interesting pseph-chat at The Poll Bludger. Mark also has some commentary on the polls towards the end of his week 3 review post at PollieGraph.