Queensland’s local councils will be up for election next March. Numerous Queensland councils, including the urban councils of the south-east, use single-member wards (called “divisions” in Queensland). As such, they are sometimes due for redistribution.
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The federal parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters yesterday released their report into the 2022 federal election.
I won’t try to summarise every point covered – the report covers matters to do with election funding and Indigenous enrolment.
But I wanted to mention a few points that I have touched on during this process, through this website, in my submission and when I attended a hearing of the committee.
Ben is joined by Dr Simon Hix from the European University Institute to discuss a paper he co-wrote with John Carey about finding the Electoral Sweet Spot: how low-magnitude proportional representation systems tend to combine the best of majoritarian and proportional systems.