Preference The Senate How You Want it – Not How They Want It”
Thanks to Radio 2GB, this internet link takes you to a site that will answer these questions and we strongly advise all voters, even if you are so died in the wool silly enough to vote Greens, or Labour, to visit this tool, see for yourself what damage, or good your mark will do.
Control of the Senate will allow or disallow bills to pass as legislation. With a green controlled senate you can count on carbon taxes, locking up the fishing, sending farmers broke and the demise our food security in rural Australia, and that is just for starters.
“Below The Line website” allows you to find your candidates, anywhere in Australia, select your choice for the No1 position and generate a customised to your choice PRINTABLE how to fill out your Senate ballot paper all by “Drag n Drop” with your mouse to arrange the 84 candidates to make your vote count as you want them to pass the post.
Election day you take your printed how to vote paper to the polling booth and fill in the numbers as per the sheet. Ideal for family voters and the elderly you can create and print or email to let others have their true choice at the polls.
The Australian Electoral Commission have granted permission to use the information contained in the group voting tickets.
Did you know that ALP and Democrat voters helped elect Steven Fielding of the Family First Party to the Senate in 2004? .
Now thanks to this great website, you can decide who gets your Senate vote!
HOW CAN A MAJORITY PEOPLE VOTE WINNER LOOSE THE RACE ?
Consider a horse race with eight starters, they all line up and the first past the post wins……………. Not in Australia.
Now imagine what would happen if the winner did not have what was considered a resounding victory and all other starters had the opportunity to add their support to another starter and effectively give that horse the victory based on such criteria as them being a similar colour or that they liked the colour of the racing silks, or perhaps this horse has promised to give them consideration in the future, that fellow voters is what happens with the distribution of preferences in our so called democratic process.
It requires, for an outright win, 50% +1 vote from the whole electorate seat. This has been done but a very, very rare result indeed, and some years ago now.
So with major party ONE holding 40% of the vote and major party TWO holding 25% of the vote and tail enders holding the other 35% then distribution of preferences are divided up between ONE and TWO.
With Party ONE romping home first past the post, outright winner, and clear people’s choice, has LOST the race. WHY ?
Party TWO has picked up tail ender preferences of 30% winning with 55% of the vote.
Party ONE voted in as the people’s choice, picked up only 15% loosing with just 45% of the vote AFTER PREFERENCE.
“Now when you view, read, or hear elections results as the polls are counted showing a clear winner loosing, you now know how that happens”.
“Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Australians. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then we elected them.”