Queensland the stolen election

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One Vote One Value Change that counts Queensland The Stolen Election

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Change that counts In 2007, The Australian Queensland Senate election resulted in 3 ALP and 3 Liberal senators being elected. Analysis of the voting data indicates that the Greens’ Candidate, Larissa Waters, should have won the sixth senate seat.

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Change that counts Not all votes are treated equal. The reason Larissa Waters did not win is due to the way in which the Australian Government distributes the preference votes of excluded minor candidates.The system is designed to distort the proportionality of the count.

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Change that counts The system can readily be tested.If you recount the Queensland vote excluding all candidates except the last seven (3 ALP, 3 Liberal and 1 Green) Larissa Waters is elected as Queensland sixth candidate.

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Change that counts Each ballot paper should be treated equally and of equal value. Under current the Australian Senate system ballot papers are not equally treated and do not have equal value.

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One Vote One Value Change that counts The solution is simple – Fix it.

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Change that counts New Zealand was aware of the problem and they fixed it. Australia needs to follow New Zealand’s lead New Zealand uses the Meeks Method of counting the vote.

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Change that counts The current system was designed to facilitate a manual counting process With the use of computer aided counting systems there is no excuse to maintain an inaccurate method of counting and proportioning out the vote. Western Australia and Victoria have taken steps towards reform but the Federal Government has its head stuck in the sand and refuses to change

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Change that counts Votes must be equal in value and allocation. The Federal Government needs to reform the system used to count the votes. We must adopt a re-iterative counting process or implement the Meeks method of counting the votes for our elections to be fair and just.

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Change that counts The “Yes Minster” approach, if you do not ask the question you do not have to provide an answer. The Federal Government is in denial and the AEC refused to undertake proper and detailed analysis of the Queensland result. Antony Green, ABC Electoral Analyst, also failed to review of the system, had he done so he would have had to acknowledge the flaws in the system..

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One Vote One Value Change that counts Change that must be implemented if we are to have a fair and just electoral system.

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