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NT election night live

August 27, 2016 - 18:30 -- Admin

9:32pm: The fourth booth has reported from Blain and Terry Mills has moved into second place. We don’t have a preference count between Labor and Mills, but he would need to pick up a lead of about 9% off the back of 27% of the vote for the CLP and 5.3% for another independent. If Mills can hold on to second place, I don’t think we’ll know the result in this seat tonight.

South Australian state redistribution update

August 15, 2016 - 09:45 -- Admin

This is a quick blog post about a story that I’ve missed up until now.

As they do every four years, the South Australian electoral boundaries are currently in the process of being redistributed. The draft boundaries are due to be released at 11am Adelaide time this morning. This follows a round of submissions earlier this year, which largely went under the radar due to the federal election.

Independents surge in NT election

August 13, 2016 - 13:42 -- Admin

Nominations closed on Friday for the Northern Territory election – to be held two weeks from today.

The number of independents running in the coming election has increased dramatically, with five sitting independent MPs running for election and a former chief minister running for his old seat as an independent.

Don’t like senators winning with 77 primary votes? Here’s how to fix it

August 6, 2016 - 21:45 -- Admin

There’s been a lot of attention over the last few days on the newly elected One Nation senator from Queensland, Malcolm Roberts. His election was a bit of a surprise, whereas we were confident that Pauline Hanson would win her seat, and her two other Senate colleagues were predicted as likely to win since election night.