[OT) Elections - Was almost anything
bastill at adam.com.au
Thu Dec 19 18:00:38 CST 2002
Richard Russell wrote:
>This is what Tasmanian has for their state parliament, IIRC.
I think that is what they USED to have. IIRC the two major parties
colluded to reduce the chances of the minor ones a year or two back.
Dunno what they finished up with.
>approximately how the Senate works
VERY approximately. Different purpose, as you know.
>>The reason we don't have this or any other more representative system is
>>that it doesn't suit the major parties, and they unfortunately have all
>and because the designers of our parliamentary system favoured
>stability over representativity... :)
Hence the Senate? Not sure about the motives of our parliamentary
designers. They seem somewhat ambivalent.
>Anyway, how did this get so off-topic?
This is the LinuxSA list. How come you are even asking such a question
on such a list? :-)
If it helps, you could consider Open Source as a democratic movement.
Thus we users of Open Source Software are naturally interested in
issues of democracy.
Hey! That nearly makes this discussion ON topic! <proud look>
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