One thing I see come up fairly regularly as a criticism against Senator Roberts is that he only received 77 personal votes in the 2016 election. He’s often the only Senator against which I see that criticism being made.
My problem with this is that, given above the line senate voting, personal votes are an irrelevant rating of Senators. Most Senators tend to the low end of that scale.
Senator Roberts may well be the outlier at the lowest end, but in terms of general vote levels and systemic behaviour, he’s far from alone. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look at some numbers for the 2016 election. Continue reading
Is it that time already? I’m probably no more than a couple of weeks from having to dust off the BAH! HUMBUG! post. Anyway, here’s the top 5 posts for the quarter:
- Say “I Love You” (2012): Final Thoughts with Spoilers (December 2014)
- Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash (2016): First Thoughts with Major Spoilers (January 2016)
- The latest anime to flee screaming from: Walkure Romanze (June 2013)
- In which @colonydrop and Wil Wheaton (@wilw) make my day (December 2015)
- The Additional Words I See in #BlackLivesMatter. You Should See Them Too. (September 2016)
A bit of a twitter rant on the topic of e-voting. TL;DR: It’s a bad idea. Continue reading
When the 45th Parliament of Australia, it will be a legitimately elected parliament according to the Australian Constitution and the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.
Whoever demonstrates the confidence of the House at that time will be the legitimate government of Australia.