With any luck, Australia’s latest contingent of new senators will be the last to be elected with automatic ticket voting. The debate shows minor parties to be just as much captives to self-interest as anyone.
The World is Not Enough is a blog about world politics, looking at parties, elections and political ideas across the globe from an Australian perspective. Charles Richardson has been a regular Crikey contributor since 2002; he has a PhD in political philosophy and has worked in a variety of political positions. Read more about the blog here.