Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time…
By Stephen Lesslie (President, Electoral Reform Australia)
Frustra fit per plura quod potest fieri per pauciora [It is futile to do with more things that which can be done with fewer] – William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347)
There is no perfect electoral system, but in reforming the Senate voting system we should keep Occam’s Razor in mind.
Stephen Lesslie (President, Electoral Reform Australia) and Susan Gregory (Vice President, Electoral Reform Australia)
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (‘JSCEM’) brought down its interim report on the conduct of the 2013 federal election, with a focus on Senate elections, on 9 May 2014.1
What a disappointment it was!