Victoria, we need to talk about why we're the only state left with group voting tickets, how a corrupt system determines the balance of power in our upper house, and how that very nearly left us defenceless against a pandemic. 1/4 #SpringSt #auspol #covid19aus
“Upper House voting is undemocratic… we’re at the stage now where people are buying seats in the upper house for the price of a Toyota Hilux,” says @TimRRead calling to reform a system that gave power to pass pandemic laws to those with a minuscule primary vote. @9NewsMelb

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Had the Vic government not secured enough votes to pass the now improved pandemic bill, Victoria would be the only state in Australia, unable to protect the population from infection by making public health orders restricting the movement of people. 2/4 #SpringSt
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Victoria’s undemocratic group voting system is manipulated for money, putting MPs into the upper house, who are more accountable to the preference whisperer they paid, than to the tiny percentage who voted for them. 3/4 #SpringSt
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We have just enough time for @DanielAndrewsMP to fix group voting ahead of the 2022 election. Or we might see some of the more sinister actors now peddling anti-science misinformation, sitting on the red benches of the Legislative Council. #SpringSt
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