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PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA

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2016-06-07


 
 Videos on electoral systems
 


      PRSA's 3-minute video on how Australia's new Senate voting system operates


    *    Politics in the animal kingdom: Lion King - short - The Single Transferable Vote - longer


    *    U.S. video explaining the Single Transferable Vote
 

    *    Australian Electoral Commission video on voting for the Senate, and account of how those
         votes are counted

    *    Tasmanian Electoral Commission video on how House of Assembly votes are counted

    *    The problem with first-past-the-post vote counting explains why Australia abandoned it in
          the 1920s, nearly a century ago, for the majority-preferential system it's used ever since.


    *    Videos for the NO case by David Cameron (Conservatives leader) and for the YES case
          by Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats leader) during the 2011 UK referendum on keeping its
          system of single-member electoral districts, but replacing its unrepresentative
          first-past-the-post
counting with Australian-style majority-preferential counting. The video
          by David Cameron (UK Prime Minister) disparaged Australia's electoral system, and was
          artfully misleading. Single-member districts cannot give proportional representation.

    *    Dan Snow's videos on majority-preferential counting, and the UK's electoral history


    *    Video on the 2011 UK referendum using cats versus dogs, instead of humans


    *    Video of debate between Conservative and Labour MPs before the 2011 UK referendum


    *   
John Cleese's 1987 video on proportional representation for the UK House of Commons


     *    Monty Python's 1970 'Election Night Special':
         A spoof on the UK's system of single-member constituencies using plurality counting



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