Monday, December 01, 2014

Failing governance - an emerging conversation

A recent survey has found that Australian voters are unhappy with their elected representatives and want the political system reformed.

At least a conversation of sorts is starting around this important issue.  The Victorian election on Saturday can only add more evidence for the need for reform whether it is the way the upper house seats are now being determined by complex preference deals that game 'the system' to the fact that with over 11% of the primary vote the Greens only have one lower house candidate elected (although they look like having five in the upper house).

Of course representative politics is but one aspect of the need for governance reform.

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