Podcast #71: Records broken as nominations close

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Ben is joined by Duncan McDonnell and Marija Taflaga to discuss the closing of nominations. We discuss numbers of women and Aboriginal candidates nominating at the election, and the impact of increasing ballot sizes on the House informal vote. We also discuss the electorate of Lingiari in the Northern Territory.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. The Federation Party is not actually new but what was at various times Country Alliance and Australian Country Party. They surprisingly did well in one seat in the 2010 Victorian state election. After that they have not achieved much.

  2. Great podcast Ben. I think you should do a podcast about CALD and non-European descent candidates in the near future.

  3. maybe with a focus on Asian Australian candidates especially since it’s one of the most underrepresented minorities in parliament

  4. @Dan M – there was quiet a lengthy discussion on diversity over on the Fowler thread – gender, ethnicity, life experience, immigration, education, age to name a few attributes were discussed.

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