PalZer0 wrote:Jez wrote:Except that you can order your own preferences?...
In the end, that doesn't really make any difference because preferences pretty much always go to one of the two major parties anyway whether you vote independent, Green, Sex Party or anyone other than Labor or Liberal/Nationals.
It DOES matter. Your inability to understand how preferences work, doesn't mean it doesn't.
If decide where your vote goes. Period. The thing is, it's still to scale. If you nominate X, Y and then Z, and then X, Y or Z can't take a seat, your vote still needs to be allocated somewhere. YOU DECIDE. The greatest annoyance is people think (including you) that your vote doesn't matter. IT DOES. THAT'S WHY IT'S MANDATORY. End of day, you get to pick the path your vote goes. If your X, Y or Z doesn't form enough to get a place, your lesser choices can. You vote on "Good to Evil". It's that simple, and it does work, even in your prefered X or Y doesn't get enough to sit in a seat.
EDIT: Mark Newton had a brilliant idea on how to solve the leadership mess.Mark Newton wrote:GG could settle #respill by saying, "**** it, we'll have an executive council of Ministers and NO PRIME MINISTER ANYMORE." #constitution
https://twitter.com/#!/NewtonMark/statu ... 5464167424
Sounds nice, but no. This would incorporate a MASSIVE change to our system .. and you think getting R18+ ratings for games were long winded.