I remember being taught about this in primary and high school and at some point going to state parliament house (but here in qld we don't have the state senate). Lots of kids go to state parliament house to see it in action.....I know because I used to pour their orange juice and give them their biscuits
Last edited by SpecialPatrolGroup; 08-09-2013 at 19:24.
It was my first time voting here and the whole process is quite shocking for a developed country…
It is so complicated it is ridiculous. No privacy (ie details of your names and addresses for all to see, anyone can see who you are voting for, etc).
Being able to vote anywhere in Australia just make the process really heavy.
Not even checking anyone identity before voting?! It's ludicrous! you should see the amount of paperwork required to enroll my kid at the gym daycare but to vote, nothing?!
I could actually go and vote several times in the same day how would they know?!
And don't get me started on party's campaigning till the last minute :-/
Keep voting compulsory but maybe make it a little more idiot proof : 1 envelop and a few ballot papers to choose from, each with only 1 name on it. The preference system is unpalatable...
Should be compulsory. On a side note. I lived in a country oversess for a good while and while I was there the president got voted out. ( he'd been in for 30 years). He wouldn't accept it and there was a big rally which ended with the government controlled army and police opening fire and arresting people at the rally. I was not at the rally his but my friend was and she'd been videoing it. It was so scary as the crowd relised what was about to happen. I got goosebumps just watching it. This was in 2006 and just last year the last of these people got released from prison. We are so lucky to live in Australia and I do think, as undemocratic as it is, thst yes. We should all have to vote. If we didn't there would be whole classes of society who would not get their say or their voices heard. Ok. Rant over.
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Last edited by CleverClogs; 08-09-2013 at 23:25.
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