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New datasets – NSW councils and Tasmanian upper house

May 24, 2018 - 10:00 -- Admin

I’ve got a couple of new datasets now up on the website for you to use.

I’ve now published the complete dataset from the 2017 NSW council election, including the list of candidates, the list of booths (including latitude/longitude) and the voting figures at the ward level and at the polling place level. I’ve also included mayoral results at the council and polling place level.

The latest seat guides

May 14, 2018 - 08:10 -- Admin

I’ve been keeping up a regular schedule of seats for the three election guides which are gradually being posted now.

For the federal election, all of these seats have been published since last time I posted about them:

Five (5!) federal by-elections on their way with latest s44 blow

May 9, 2018 - 14:18 -- Admin

The High Court this morning ruled that Senator Katy Gallagher was ineligible to sit in the Senate, making her the 13th federal politician to be undone by section 44 of the constitution in this current parliamentary term. The Court clarified that, while there is room for a person with dual citizenship to be eligible to sit in the parliament if they have taken ‘reasonable steps’, that is only excusable if it is not possible for them to renounce their citizenship.

Darling Range by-election coming up

May 8, 2018 - 12:28 -- Admin

I discovered last night that a by-election is pending for the WA state seat of Darling Range.

Labor candidate Barry Urban won the seat in 2017 with a massive 18.9% swing. He subsequently quit the party after he was exposed wearing a medal (for police service overseas) which he had not been awarded. He is expected to resign from parliament as early as today.

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