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2014-04-02

 

 

SUB-INDEX A-Z OF PR HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

OR scroll subjects in Chronological Order

 

C

Casual vacancies setback for Senate positions following approval of the regressive Constitution Alteration (Senate Casual Vacancies) 1977

 

Constitution Alteration blunder forestalled by PRSA after being alerted by a PRSA member

 

Constitutional Convention election in 1997 used proportional representation.

 

Commonwealth Electoral Bill 1948, which substituted quota-preferential proportional representation for the previous multiple majority-preferential Senate system

 

 

D

Division by the Senate into two classes of long-term and short-term senators after a dissolution of the Senate

 

 

F

Forestalling a 1988 Constitution Alteration blunder

 

Formation of the Proportional Representation Society of Australia

 

Former 2 Winner-take-all Senate systems (1902-19 & 1919-48) and proportional representation (1948-)

 

Full marking of preferences imposition

 

 

G

Gardiner, Senator Hon. Albert: The only ALP senator from 1920 to 1923, with the other 35 senators all being Nationalist senators

 

Gregory Fractional Transfer variant replaces Random Selection Transfer, and PRSA call for Weighted Inclusive Gregory Fractional Transfer.

 

Group Voting Tickets distort Senate PR

 

 

I

INTRODUCTION to Commonwealth of Australia history section

 

 

O

Odd number of senators to elect for a State is far preferable to having that number as an even number.

 

Optional marking of preferences may be partial or fully optional, with full mandatory marking of all preferences being the alternative.

 

 

P

Plumping at multiple first-past-the-post polls where it was not mandatory to mark as many crosses as there were positions to be filled

 

Proportional Representation Society of Great Britain and Ireland, since renamed Electoral Reform Society

 

Proportional Representation Society of Victoria, which became the Victorian Branch of the Proportional Representation Society of Australia in 1982, and Proportional Representation Society of Australia (Victoria-Tasmania) Inc. in 2006.

 

 

Q

Quota-preferential proportional representation for the House of Representatives

 

 

R

Randomization of order of candidates’ names on Commonwealth ballot-papers improved by law at suggestion of a PRSA member

 

Representation and Institutional Change Conference, marking the 50th Anniversary of PR for the Senate, was attended by PRSA representatives.

 

 

T

“Threshold” idea to arbitrarily prevent transfers to candidates whose parties’ first preference vote is below an “exclusionary threshold”, a faulty concept promoted by NSW Senator Helen Coonan, for which fortunately she gained little support

 

 

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