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How the Liberals stuffed up the Senate

17 August 2022

8:00 AM

17 August 2022

8:00 AM

In March 2016, the Turnbull Liberal government joined forces with the Greens to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act and abolish Senate Group Voting Tickets (GVTs).

With the change, instead of simply voting 1 above the line and leaving preferences to the party for which they had voted, voters were required to allocate six or more preferences above the line or twelve or more below the line on the ballot paper.

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