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2016-09-12


Why
ACF’s unfair, multiple first-past-the-post system ended in 1973


The year 1973 was the last time the Council of the Australian Conservation Foundation was elected by its old multiple first-past-the-post electoral system, which was abandoned for Senate polls in 1919.


ACF's present Single Transferable Vote proportional representation system - which has been used for Senate polls since 1948 - replaced that at a 1974 postal referendum of ACF members.


See ACF’s last use of its multiple first-past-the-post (plurality) system in 1973, and its defects, leading to its replacement.



     See election results for ACF Council in 2003 and at its later elections.



Election Results for the Australian Conservation Foundation Council: 2003
  

This was the election for the ACF Council held thirty years after ACF held its last Council election under the multiple first-past-the-post system in 1973, details of which appear at that hyperlink.

  

Since 1973, ACF has used a Single Transferable Vote proportional representation system, whose 2003 results, for each of the ACF’s 7 electoral districts contested, are shown at the hyperlinks below:

Australian Capital Territory

Tasmania

New South Wales

Victoria

Queensland

Western Australia

South Australia

Northern Territory (no poll required)