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PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA

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2016-08-19

 

Click on the 2016 Labor Party how-to-vote card below for a zoomable picture of it, for finer detail.

The card below names no Labor candidate for the Senate, thus asking voters to elect unnamed persons.

The three largest parties resent the increasing success of smaller parties in the Senate. Parties exploiting a candidate's name; Hanson, Xenophon, Lambie and Hinch; elected as many senators as the Greens in 2016.

Despite that, Labor advantages its smaller rivals by stubbornly refusing to show its Senate candidates' names on its how-to-vote cards, as though, unlike them, Labor has no Senate candidates worth naming. The card ignores, and thus potentially offends, below-the-line voters entirely, but Labor has at least discontinued its previous message that there was "no need to vote below-the-line".
 
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