Now that we no longer have to allocate preferences, what …

Comment on Braitling preferences ‘not a get Giles exercise’ by Dan Murphy.

Now that we no longer have to allocate preferences, what happens if noone is able to get 50% of the vote?

Recent Comments by Dan Murphy

Kadaitchaman makes trouble in juvenile detention
Maybe equity is a better word to use than equality. Some people have different needs.
If you are deaf and in court it is fair and just that you get to have an interpreter to sign for you so you know what’s going on.
Is that equality? I mean the deaf person is getting special treatment.


Salt mine: Alice needs to grasp a major opportunity
It makes good economic sense to fully use existing infrastructure.
The trainline seems a good way to shift the workers down there – cheaper, safer and less pollution etc.
Why not use what we have already? It could also be a great service for the Titjikala community.
If we must have a mine there then there should also be plans put in place for the maximum opportunities for the Titjikala mob.


Grandson and grandmother come before the Royal Commission
“Where are the parents?”, always an interesting question when you put it in an historical context.
How many of our good old pioneering families recognise their not completely white offspring. You know the children of those women and young girls used by these fellas. Who owns the stations and businesses started by these guys on country stolen from the children’s Aboriginal family. And often built with cheap or slave labour. The white kids or their black brothers and sisters?
Our present situation is built on our past history and as much as we want to hide it, it’s still there and it’s not pretty. With all the talk about domestic violence today we need to remember that this place was settled by white people with a huge amount of violence. The effects of which are still impacting today. That violence and mistreatment was accepted as the norm and ok to a great extent, and I think that many in the community still think it’s ok.


‘We are Australian’ new anthem?
January 26th is the anniversary of the rum rebellion. Let’s celebrate that, get pissed and stage a coup.


Call for regional ministry in wake of police fiasco
Good to hear a pollie criticising his own party. Makes you think he might actually have some integrity.


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