In the wake of the announcement of the newly elected Australian Senators for South Australia this week, I thought it would be fun to have a detailed look at the voting and preference flows that brought us this result.
Since I am nothing if not a product of the age, I thought I would make this as a twenty-minute-long video guide rather than provide a rundown in text. I've tried to make it accessible to people that don't have a great grasp of how Australian voting works, but I didn't spend particularly long doing so as I got a little bit excited by all the numbers, so you'll need a basic understanding in order to follow along.
If I want to be a hip relevant profitable YouTube type I need a catchy slogan sing-out thingo, don't I? But hey, if we start talking about production values we could be here a while and it's obvious to everyone involved that I'm just not that type of guy.
Normal Blaugust programming will recommence tomorrow. We apologise for the inconvenience.
1) Is there something you know you SHOULD care about but just can't expend the effort to really focus on?
2) What do you think about your current political system? How could it be improved?
3) Hey, I'm wearing my snazzy tweed jacket in that video! Don't you wish you had a snazzy tweed jacket?