Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell
For the benefit of the Banora Point letter writer who incorrectly states that ‘a vote for the Greens locally is a vote for Tony Abbott nationally’, here is a simple explanation of how the federal voting system works.
It is called a ‘compulsory preferential’ system, which means voters must put a number in every box on their lower house ballot for their vote to count. Therefore the individual voter, not the Greens or any other party, decides where the voter’s preferences go. That Jo Wilkin asserts otherwise displays either complete ignorance or a hidden agenda.
Surely Labor’s Justine Elliot would not want the people of her electorate misled in this way, would she?