[LINK] The amazing world of the Senate
kim at holburn.net
Mon Aug 23 14:00:10 EST 2010
The abc has a section on the senate showing a breakdown of how they
count it up. Here's NSW:
It's extraordinary how many iterations there are and how a small
change could dramatically change the outcome.
On 2010/Aug/23, at 10:53 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> I was going to write "A little bit of sanity in the senate" but now
> not so sure.
> Family First senator Steve Fielding seems certain to have lost his
> But the Victorian may be replaced by a philosophically like-minded
> newcomer in John Madigan from the socially and economically
> Democratic Labor Party.
> Mr Madigan, a blacksmith from Ballarat in Victoria, is tipped to take
> the final Senate seat even though he received only 2.2 per cent of the
> vote. The Greens will now hold the balance of power in the Senate,
> new senators expected to be elected in Victoria, South Australia, NSW
> and Queensland.
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