Monday, February 28, 2005

state of the gerrymander.

Andrew Bartlett brought up the possibility of "one vote, one value" legislation finally getting through in the West, following the return of the Gallop government with a potentially favourable upper house.

Like everyone else, me included, he focusses on malapportioning in the lower house. It is actually worse in the upper house, as you can see below. There are over four times the number of voters for each upper house member in the northern metropolitan region than in the mining and pastoral region.

Lets hope that Gallop will do something about this.


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