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Bruce, what do the results look like if you run the primary vote through a straightforward D'hondt proportional system?

At first glance you get :

Qld : no change.
NSW : +1 Green, -1 Lib
Vic : +1 Lib, -1 Petrolheads
Tas : +1 Lib, -1 Palmer
SA :  +1 Lab, +1 Xen, +-1 Green, -1 FF
WA : +1 Lab, -1 Jocks.

Leaving aside the amusement derived from seeing the Silly Parties holding the balance of power, that looks more like a democratic result to me.

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by eurogreen on Mon Sep 9th, 2013 at 04:57:43 AM EST

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