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Australian Election 2022


Australian Election 2022  

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  1. 1. Who would you support

    • Scott Morrison (Liberal/National)
    • Anthony Albanese (Labor)
    • Adam Bandt (Greens)
    • Craig Kelly (United Australia)
    • Bob Katter (Katter's Australian)
    • Centre Alliance
    • One Nation
    • Other

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3 hours ago, Patine said:

Ah, Australia. Another more or less locked two-party system by engineered design (given the vaunted alternate vote is only for the two big parties, as I recall, and you can't realistically count the Liberal Party and National Party as separate parties - their locked coalition has been there, solid, since the '30's). But take heart. This means the United States is not alone in this impediment and handicap of democracy (most Anglo-Caribbean nations have solid, unchallengeable, two-party systems, too).

It's my understanding that the runoff system is Australia actually made it more hospitable for third parties. If you look, you'll see more parties entered parliament with the introduction of this system. And say what you will, they're a country that has accomplished electoral reform.

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