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Stories about "electoral reform":
Tom Tabart, Byron Greens, Bangalow. 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.
Colin Cook, Bangalow. Phillip Frazer, ‘Above the line or below….’ Echo March 2, correctly observes that Jacqui Lambie, Ricky Muir – along with established independents – would be more highly regarded as ‘doing a goodish job’ well ahead of all members of the big parties.
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