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2010-03-29

 

 

2009 News

 

 

2009-12

Victoria-Tasmania Branch President's report to the 2009 Annual General Meeting of that branch

 

2009-08

WA Local Government Association succeeded in having WA replace its quota-preferential PR by first-past-the-post voting

 

2009-07

Letter in The Advertiser from ERSSA making the point that planned SA referendums should allow Lower House reform also

 

South Australian Government’s referendums for a smaller, weaker Legislative Council, and for 4-year terms for MLCs

 

2009-05

British Columbia PR Referendum on 2009-05-12 reverses majority support of the 2005 referendum.

 

2009-04

100th Anniversary of the first Hare-Clark elections for the whole of Tasmania - on 1909-04-30

 

2009-02

Legislative Council Notice Paper for 2009-02-24 lists Motion No. 47 by Greens MLC Sue Pennicuik to introduce a Bill for an Act to amend Section 27A of Victoria’s Constitution Act 1975 to provide for a countback system for the filling of casual vacancies in the Victorian Legislative Council and for other purposes. [Notice given on 3 February 2009].

 

2009-01

The first indirect filling of a Victorian Upper House Casual Vacancy - since 1856 - which was by a Nominee of the ALP National Executive, in no way constitutes proper direct representation of voters.

 

Western Australian Liberal Government plans to revert to the crude first-past-the-post system WA formerly used for municipal elections

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See video and transcript of the case against the Rann Government’s apparent intentions to hold a referendum on the abolition of South Australias Legislative Council. It is the State Upper House that has used PR the longest.

[The video, by the Public Service Association, is a 54MB.mpg file. It takes a long time to download to memory, even for broadband, but the transcript is quick]

 

 

 

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