[LINK] The amazing world of the Senate

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Mon Aug 23 14:00:10 AEST 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:

>  <brd>
> I was going to write "A little bit of sanity in the senate" but now  
> I'm
> not so sure.
> http://www.news.com.au/features/federal-election/greens-to-be-senate-go-to-party-to-the-power-of-nine/story-e6frfllr-1225908694201
> Family First senator Steve Fielding seems certain to have lost his  
> place.
> But the Victorian may be replaced by a philosophically like-minded
> newcomer in John Madigan from the socially and economically  
> conservative
> 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,  
> with
> new senators expected to be elected in Victoria, South Australia, NSW
> and Queensland.

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