One argument made by conservative commentators in the aftermath of the inconclusive 2010 Australian election is that the three rural independents should support the Coalition because a majority of voters in their electorates support the Coalition as demonstrated by the Senate vote.
One of the notable changes in Australian electoral politics has been the almost complete demise of uncontested electorates. Once it was reasonably common for one of the major parties to abstain from nominating candidates in electorates safe for the other party. Now perhaps the combination of public funding laws and state-wide legislative Council and Senate […]
Health care reform euphoria notwithstanding the Democrats are in serious political trouble because of public opinion results such as this: