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Time to scrap the ticket vote for the Senate?

16 Nov 2004
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Peter Brent looks at above-the-line Senate ticket voting and the practice of 'preference swapping', which proved controversial at the 9 October election, and asks: how can we justify these practices in terms of democratic values and respect for the preferences of voters? He sheds some light on how a party with only 1.9 per cent of the vote managed to snare a seat in the Senate.

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