Month: August 2010

A History of Preferential Voting in Australia

August 16, 2010 Off

With the Australian federal election impending, once again it’s time to ignore the personality contest and concentrate on reviewing the policies of the various contenders in your electorate. Reading some of the news comments by non-Australians reveals little is known about preferential voting and it’s value to creating Australia’s stable political system. While this article…

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The Renaissance of Trolley Buses

August 5, 2010 Off

As part of the upcoming Australian election, The Greens party of Australia have been strongly advocating rolling out light rail (i.e. trams) in Australian cities, in particular, in Perth. While I applaud the advocacy for light rail by The Greens, the greatest impediment to adoption will be the start up cost. This consists of the…

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