The landslide revisited? The 2006 Victorian election

Elections Political parties Democracy Policy Local government Australia Victoria
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The Australian Labor Party (ALP) has been re-elected as the party of government in Victoria, with its leader, Steve Bracks, to return as premier with an only slightly diminished lower house majority of 22 seats. Arguably the most interesting aspect of the election was the use of the Single Transferable Vote (STV) proportional representation electoral system for the Legislative Council for the first time, following changes to Victoria’s constitution and electoral laws in 2003. Victoria now joins the other States, except unicameral Queensland, in having one of its two houses of parliament elected by proportional representation.

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