Comments for The Tally Room http://www.tallyroom.com.au Tue, 23 Jul 2019 04:26:49 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Comment on Taking a break for a while by Andrew Jackson http://www.tallyroom.com.au/38856/comment-page-1#comment-738433 Tue, 23 Jul 2019 04:26:49 +0000 http://www.tallyroom.com.au/?p=38856#comment-738433 I have very little faith in the honesty of local government generally but if they are running their own elections by a method that corrupt trade unionists used in 1950’s and 1960’s this is a recipe for malpractice.

It would be preferable to have Council election with State election than to have postal ballot. Cost of elections in any case is a small price to pay for good government.

Local Government objected in Qld when State Government insisted State Electoral Commission ran the Council elections. Most of objections related tocost ECQ charged councils.

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Comment on Taking a break for a while by Ben Raue http://www.tallyroom.com.au/38856/comment-page-1#comment-738428 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:24:07 +0000 http://www.tallyroom.com.au/?p=38856#comment-738428 Andrew, most Victorian councils run their elections as postal-only.

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Comment on Victorian government vs local democracy by Tom the first and best http://www.tallyroom.com.au/38911/comment-page-1#comment-738427 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:40:22 +0000 http://www.tallyroom.com.au/?p=38911#comment-738427 The other change that should be made to general Victorian Council election rules is to increase the maximum number of councillors from 12 to 15, allowing 5 3-member wards (or 3 5-member wards) for the most populous councils, rather than the even and thus more easily deadlocked 4 3-member wards.

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Comment on Mapping the Molan BTL vote by Tom the first and best http://www.tallyroom.com.au/38892/comment-page-1#comment-738426 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:33:18 +0000 http://www.tallyroom.com.au/?p=38892#comment-738426 Fixed Senate terms, the reason for the delay, are about restricting the ability to call Senate elections, not travel delays getting to the Senate.

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Comment on Taking a break for a while by Andrew Jackson http://www.tallyroom.com.au/38856/comment-page-1#comment-738425 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:52:40 +0000 http://www.tallyroom.com.au/?p=38856#comment-738425 Ben
How are Victorian LGbelections conducted without booths?
Most Qld councils are party political but the partisandship is covert rather than overt. There certainly is no statewide Party campaign.

With the current Criminal charges hanging over multiple councils I think you are wise not to get involved. It could end up a lawyers picnic the way it is going.

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Comment on Taking a break for a while by Andrew Jackson http://www.tallyroom.com.au/38856/comment-page-1#comment-738424 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:45:29 +0000 http://www.tallyroom.com.au/?p=38856#comment-738424 Adrian
I think 95% of MP’s and Councillors work extremely hard. We need to thank them for their service. The hall is a community hall so it’s use for a community function should be free ( or at least no more than token payment). If you go please thank Michael Danny for his service. Apart from anything else he has played a big part in keeping ALP from moving further to the Left and has had a positive influence on foreign policy.

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Comment on Victorian government vs local democracy by Adrian Jackson http://www.tallyroom.com.au/38911/comment-page-1#comment-738421 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 03:12:21 +0000 http://www.tallyroom.com.au/?p=38911#comment-738421 Multi councillor wards are more democratic and represent more voters views. In Port Phillip it used to be 7 single councillor wards but after a population increase it went to 3 wards with 3 councillors per ward. We now have 9 councillors being 2 lib, 2 ALP, 3 green, 1 independent and 1 CAPP (so called Community Alliance of Port Phillip). CAPP and the ALP dominated the single ward system for 20 years and many stupid decisions were made cost ratepayers millions with nothing to show for it like the St Kilda Triangle site, next to Luna Park, fiasco.

I have sent a submission to the Minister for Local Government of Victoria a few weeks ago.

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Comment on Richmond – Australia 2019 by Graeme http://www.tallyroom.com.au/aus2019/richmond2019/comment-page-1#comment-738030 Thu, 04 Jul 2019 04:49:24 +0000 http://www.tallyroom.com.au/?page_id=33367#comment-738030 Where do you think democracy started from? The British empire!!
It’s first passed the post to the individual who gets the most votes in the UK.
This factional voting preferences to the left or to the right is undemocratic.
Your playing politics with the most popular representative for the electorate Australia!

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Comment on Grayndler – Australia 2019 by GNav http://www.tallyroom.com.au/aus2019/grayndler2019/comment-page-1#comment-737963 Tue, 02 Jul 2019 04:26:13 +0000 http://www.tallyroom.com.au/?page_id=33604#comment-737963 Just one final observation about the 2019 contest here in Grayndler. It’s interesting that the 4.79% swing to Labor on the primary vote only translated into a 0.48% two-party preferred swing. In comparing 2016 with 2019, it looks to me like 2016 voters for those small left-wing parties that didn’t run in 2019 (Animal, Drug, Sex etc. etc.) appear to have preferenced Labor over the Greens already in 2016, and in the absence of those candidates in 2019, just switched their primary votes to Labor. PS I’m still waiting with interest for the actual preference distribution – or don’t we get those any more?

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Comment on Taking a break for a while by Adrian Jackson http://www.tallyroom.com.au/38856/comment-page-1#comment-737880 Fri, 28 Jun 2019 07:59:57 +0000 http://www.tallyroom.com.au/?p=38856#comment-737880 There was a farewell function for Michael Danby in the St Kilda Town Hall some time ago, I assume before the 18 May 19 election, but the hall hire etc bill has not been paid. This was not a general entry community function so why should we Port Phillip ratepayers pay for it? Source: The Age newspapers, 27 Jun 19 page 4. Pay up Comrade Danby.

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