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Live coverage of the Charelstown and Newcastle by-election results on Saturday at http://www.abc.net.au/elections/nsw/2014/charlestown_newcastle/default.htm Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Antony Green's Election Blog
Antony Green looks at prospects for the Casuarina (NT), Vasse (WA), Charlestown(NSW) and Newcastle (NSW) by-elections to be held on 18 and 25 October. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Comparing the Senate's current electoral system to choice in a sandwich shop sounds reasonable until you remember that the Senate's electoral system enforces choice. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Victorian voters are likely to face giant Legislative Council ballot papers at November's state election as micro-parties try to win election by preference 'harvesting'. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Final results of the New Zealand election see the National government of John Key lose one seat and its predicted overall majority. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Questions have been raised over the use of ballot paper scanning and electronic voting at an election in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
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New Zealanders get two votes at elections, the two votes cast on a single ballot paper. One vote is for a local member, elected by simple majority or 'first past the post' voting. The second vote is for a party... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
While Australia and New Zealand have much history in common, the constitutional structures of the two countries are very different. Where Australia's Commonwealth's Parliament is divided between the House of Representatives and a powerful Senate, New Zealand has only a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Some summaries of New Zealand Elections since the introduction of MMP in 1996. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
The DLP's chances of having John Madigan's Senate seat declared vacacny appear remote. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
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The pattern of support for Scottish independence at the referendum on 18 September is likely to be similar for SNP support at the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary election. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Proposed changes to local government look like the return to NSW governments treating the Sydney Lord Mayoralty as a bauble of office. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Voters in the WA seat of Vasse face a by-election following the resignation of former Liberal Leader, Treasurer and Transport Minister Troy Buswell after an eventful political career. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
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Scotland votes on an Independence on Thursday 18 September, and one of the ironies of history is that Margaret Thatcher may have been the godmother of the Scottish national revival. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
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Clive Palmer as an octopus? There's a long history of the use of the octopus in prop Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
The NSW Coalition government is creating history by choosing not to contest the Charlestown and Newcastle by-elections. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Voters in the neighbouring Hunter Valley seats of Newcastle and Charlestown look set for a by-election in the near future following the resignation of both seat's sitting Liberal MPs. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Exactly how did Ricky Muir with 0.51% of the vote managed to get elected to the Senate from Victoria in 2013. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Voters in the Darwin seat of Casuarina will go to the polls later this year following the announcement that Labor MP Kon Vatskalis will retire after the August sittings of the Legislative Assembly. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
The new voter Id laws used at the Stafford by-election saw only 0.9% of voters turn up without an acceptable form of Id. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Stafford by-election result service now live at http://www.abc.net.au/elections/qld/2014/stafford/ Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
The ABC's 2014 Victorian election website has been published. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
The timetable for any double dissolution called after November 2014 will be complicated by redistributions in New South Wales and Western Australia. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
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Monday 14 July marks 30 years since a major turning point in New Zealand history, marking the defeat of the Muldoon government and election of David Lange as Prime Minister. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
Is the Abbott government yet in a position to call a double dissolution? No, and nor is it likely to be interested in doing so in the near future. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Antony Green's Election Blog
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