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Liberal plan to change federal voting laws may have crossbench support – The Guardian

Exclusive: Labor and the Greens are against the push for optional preferential voting, but crossbenchers say it puts the power back in voters’ hands

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Australian politicsExclusive: Labor and the Greens are against the push for optional preferential voting, but crossbenchers say it puts the power back in voters hands
Crossbenchers could support a controversial proposal from government MPs on the influential electoral matters committee which would change the way Australians vote in federal elections.
Australians have had to number every box on federal election ballots since 1918, when the rise of the Country party (later the Nationals) split the…

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