Time for a change – Selecting a Governor-General for all New Zealanders

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We’re calling for a change to the way that Governor-Generals are selected. At the moment the Prime Minister decides, without needing to consult with any other party in parliament. This is a pretty old fashioned system that doesn’t reflect the modern MMP environment. It’s hard to see why we shouldn’t have a new, more democratic […]

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MMP report great chance to strengthen system

This week, the Electoral Commission released their proposal paper on changes to MMP, following extensive public consultation on our voting system. The Electoral Commission have produced a great paper, which outlines their recommendations with detailed analysis of the public submissions they received and the implications of the potential changes to elections in New Zealand. The […]

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Anti-MMP forces look like they are going to play dirty

Over at g.blog Toad highlights some appalling disinformation about the MMP referendum from Cameron (Whaleoil) Slater: Cameron Slater, most likely deliberately, has got it completely wrong on the MMP referendum. Slater blogs: Some peo­ple are already sug­gest­ing that MMP should be reformed but that is not the ques­tion in this ref­er­en­dum. What we are being […]

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Australia has a Government, but needs to consider electoral reform

The decision of Independent MPs Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor to support Labor has given Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard the numbers to govern. Their decision follows those of the sole Green Party House of Representatives MP Adam Bandt and former Tasmanian Green Andrew Wilkie (who was elected as an independent) to also support Labor […]

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