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Petitioning The Australian (Federal) Government

The Australian (Federal) Government: Replace compulsory preferential with optional preferential voting ('OPV') in Federal elections.


1. OPV more accurately reflects electors' freedom of voting choice;
2. OPV will encourage more young people to enrol and to vote;                3. OPV reduces informal voting;                                                            4. OPV ensures clearer, more committed and accurate "product differentiation" between competing political parties and groupings;
5. OPV will impel more accountability, transparency and openness within political parties;                                                                                     6. OPV will significantly help spread 'democratisation' across more national institutions, other nations (and their institutions) and within international institutions;
7. OPV will thereby complement and buttress internet freedom.

Letter to
The Australian (Federal) Government
Replace compulsory preferential with optional preferential voting in Federal elections.