Re Colin Cook’s letter Just who is gaming the electoral system? (March 14).
After dodgy preselections, both party and micros, the single-seat electoral system ensures that the two-party duopoly will always rule.
Far fairer would be a form of proportional representation in both houses with members elected according to their party or individual vote. The results could be split as in NZ (why are they always ahead of us and not just in rugby?) with members elected to geographical seats as well as general party seats.
Actually we wouldn’t need a senate to control ideological nutters like Abbott if we went this way.
Of course the majors will die in a ditch before they agree to anything like a fair system.
Tom Tabart, Byron Greens, Bangalow