MetaPoll’s Oz Faruqi talks Voting Reform and Senate Shenanigans
March 25th 2016
Former political hack and MetaPoll co-founder Osman Faruqi joined Backchat to outline the Government’s new Senate voting reforms, which were passed with the help of Nick Xenophon and The Greens.
I like @oz_f ‘s wrap up of past 48 hours in #auspol: if you struggle to engage even people like him, something has gone wrong @BackchatFBi
— Ben Rice (@benny_writes) March 19, 2016
The laws mean that voters will choose their own preferences – numbering at least 1 to 6 above the line, or 1 to 12 below the line.
The deal to pass the reforms was accompanied by visceral anger from microparty senators and the ALP, who attempted to filibuster the bill in a “Senate Sleepover”.
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