[LINK] Direct-Technocratic Party

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue Aug 31 09:30:39 AEST 2010

On 30/08/2010, at 10:57 PM, Steven Clark wrote:
>  On 30/08/2010 3:30 PM, David Boxall wrote:
>> <http://dtpa.wikispaces.com/>
>>> Put very simply, the DTPA would be a political party that features policy determined by a weighted direct democratic system. You vote on the issues you are the most knowledgeable about or which you have some stake in. As an example, consider the proposal of an internet filter. The issue would be reviewed and decided by service providers, network administrators, engineers, computer scientists and anyone that feels strongly enough about the problem to vote on it.
>> Not sure about direct democracy. The best will probably be too busy to
>> participate, which leaves the rest to make decisions.
> this kind of decision-making is also known as anarchy.
> there was another group, who did get candidates into the senate race 
> this past federal election, that ran on a very similar platform of 
> 'direct democracy'. no idea how they went in terms of votes.

You're referring to Senator On-Line there, Steven.

First-preference results for NSW stand at 2,508 votes, 0.07%. Victoria 2,151 0.08%. Queensland 7,147 0.36%. Western Australia 380 0.04%. South Australia 992 0.12%. Tasmania 1,222 0.41%. No candidates on ACT or NT.

The close-off for postal votes has not yet happened.

Election results are being kept secret at http://vtr.aec.gov.au/ or http://www.abc.net.au/elections/federal/2010/results/


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