- Thanks, Snif
- Interesting thinking.
Yes, the political ball is certainly in play right around the globe, not just here.
So....bearing in mind this is a forum for New Chums as well...what are the peculiarities of the Australian Federal Election that we might need to draw to the attention of new arrivals?
-After all, -this is also an Election Year in Australia as well as the US. But so far we've had more informed chat in the media about how the American pre -selection system works ...
Perhaps a new thread is required? -
- Something along the lines of getting our heads around the implications of "Compulsory" voting,
- or the problems of trying to vote "below the line" (it even sounds a bit subversive, doesn't it?)
- or, (-perhaps more controversially) trying to interpret the bizarre way such terms as "Liberal" and "Labor" are bandied about in this
Can we do this without descending into a free for all, by just sticking to the peculiarities of our version of "The Westminster System?
-Probably not, but perhaps worth a try