we had some byelections this weekend bc some of our politicians weren't actually australian and that presented a problem. oops. they're australian now, though, and all were re-elected with greater swings to their team and awaay from the yucky people currently enjoying the comfy seats towards the front of the House. The weekend was not without it's drama! The Prime Minister was finger-waggled at by an elderly lady who spoke to him very tersely! But he spoke over her, so that put an end to that.
Turns out, we dont like people who talk over old ladies when they are waggling finger and being terse. nor having to vote again for the same result when the problem came about bc someone somewhere didn't do their fucking job and check the forms as they came in, so basically you could write any old shit on your i'm-running-for-government form, duzznmatta. goodo.
it would be nice if this momentum kept up til the next Federal election, with a doubling of seats to independents just to get the message across. So done with 2-party preferred. (we have a 2-party preferential system of vote distribution. and one of those is a coalition of dicks. some people like them though)