What is a fair or fairest voting system... optional preferential. preferential or first past the post?
In a report in the 90's, the Electoral and Administrative Review Commission (EARC) said: "... under the current compulsory preferential system voters are being required to express views they may not have. Encouraging voters to express preference is ultimately a matter for candidates and parties, not the electoral system."Should it be uniform across Australia, ie local, state and federal?
Should the election date be fixed, a-la the US system?
An article in the Brisbane Times today suggests Qld's optional preferential system introduced by Labor last decade, may come back to bite them... or is this ironic justice?