"The leader of the Australian answer to the BNP, Pauline Hanson, campaigned this month (April) for election to the New South Wales parliament and won 36% of the vote – and would have been declared elected under our British first-past-the-post system.
Fortunately it was held under the Australian preferential voting system – and she lost.
The seat went to the Greens instead.
Millions of Australians heaved a sigh of relief and thanked the heavens for the preferential voting system which has done such a good job keeping racists out.
Sadly, it occasionally happens in Australia as well as in Britain that racist parties win more than a third of the vote in a local election, but in Australia they rarely progress beyond that because they win so few second preferences."
read the full article "AV in Australia" at Luke's blog
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on the AV referendum
on May 5th
The vote will be taken locally at the Alf Partridge Community Hall
as voting usually is - on the corner of Prout & Casimir Road, E5.
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