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Re: Linux Consultant Runs for Senate

John Bailo, Texeme.Construct wrote:

> On Sep 3, 4:15 am, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Linux isn't the only platform this would-be senator is standing on
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | I use Linux in my everyday life, and develop my policies on my laptop
>> | running Linux, design election material such as pamphlets and posters
>> | using Linux and other Open Source tools such as Inkscape and the Gimp.
>> `----
>> http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1185087475;fp;2;fpid;4
> They have a "Senate" in Australia?

Yes they do. Occasionally, they are able to review and return legislation to
the lower house (the representatives) for amendment.

The senate is made up of an equal number of senators from each state,
despite the disparity in population between the states. The purpose being
that the big states (NSW, Victoria) cannot hold a majority vote over the
less populous states. This has led one previous prime minister to call the
Senate "unrepresentative swill"

I live in New South Wales in a valley containing over 500,000 people... more
than the whole of the state of Tasmania, yet we have almost no
representation in the Senate.

> I thought it would just be a bunch of townspeople shouting and fist
> fighting with each other to determine policy.

That's a giant boot up the bum for you!


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