Electoral reform

Australia is actually a world leader in electoral reform. Many countries such as the US, Canada and the UK still use deeply flawed tools such as Ďfirst past the postí vote counting. Federally, and in most states, we have a reasonable mix of local representation in the lower house and proportional representation in the upper. This is true for all states except Queensland, which abolished itís lower house early last century. While this state will be the focus of discussion of electoral reform here, most of the ideas presented are equally applicable to the other states and to federal government.