6 Mar 2014

Much at stake in Western Australian senate election

The April 5th election in Western Australia is the last opportunity to shape Australia's Parliament for the next 2½ years.
And tomorrow, Friday 7 March, is the deadline to enrol to vote! You can check if you are enrolled, or enrol online at http://www.aec.gov.au/enrol

The West Australian senate election will be staged again on April 5. There has never been anything like it in Australian political history and it is like having a senate byelection.

The result will be important for several reasons. Yet the emphasis on the recount, followed by several inquiries into the 1370 lost votes and then the Court of Disputed Returns, has distracted attention from what actually happened in this part of the federal election last September.

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