The Senate has passed the Senate Voting Reform Bill. the bill passed 36-23. Senator Leyonhjelm says the bill should be called the ” Rhiannon re-election bill” or “get rid of small parties bill.”
25% of Senate voters will now be disenfranchised at the next election.
There are no principals the Greens and Xenophon will abandon to get more seats in the Senate. The Greens, Liberals and Xenophon are seeking the destruction of independents and minor parties.
The LDP and Family First will be preferencing against the Coalition and the Greens, this could lead to Labor gaining some seats. Family First leader said Labor has done its best to ensure the 25% of voters who will now be disenfranchised at the next election were protected, even though Labor supports same-sex marriage.
Family First leader said the major parties want 100% of the seats in the senate.