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How to Vote: 101

 

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Pros:

-Helps families, middle income earners, healthcare and education.
-Basically the ‘Robin Hood’ of politics. Pro equal rights

Cons:

-Have a reputation for spending too much
-A lot of party instability
-Bill shorten hardly an inspiring leader

liberal party

Pros:

-Reign in spending
-Pro business
-Have a reputation as being ‘sensible’
-Strong immigration policies
-Malcolm Turnball could be a great leader

Cons;

-Conservative
-Anti-equal rights
-Pander to the wishes of big business

Nationals

Pros:

-Want to be there for regional Australia
-Looking after local communities
-All for providing regional families decent health, safety, social and economic welfare standards
-Ready to grow regional communities

Cons:

-Too focused on regional Australia
-May only do well with regional voters
-Generally give preference to Liberal

greens

Greens Party;

Pros:

-Pro environment, climate change action and animal protection
-All about social justice
-Have a great leader in Scott Ludlum

Cons:

-Wishy washy
-Only about the environment
-Give preference to labour

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Now you know more about who to vote for, you need to know what change has happened to the senate voting;

VOTING BELOW THE LINE;
Candidates will be listed on the ballot in a random order and voters will just need to number their preferences how they want to vote for them in order from one to twelve. If you only see six to nine parties you like instead of twelve then those votes will still count.

VOTING ABOVE THE LINE;
Above the line votes now be done as one through to six. However if you only vote for one square that party you vote for gets enough votes the vote will still count. So to make sure that you get at least one preference that you want you will need to include as many votes as possible. This includes below the line.

If you are unsure who to vote for check out this voting compass to help;
https://votecompass.abc.net.au/

 

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