Australia, You need to learn how to vote | Rant30

With the federal election in Australia right around the corner (i.e. sometime this year, also known as whenever the current government could be arsed) I think there is merit in a timely reminder on how our voting system works in this country. Why do I think you all need a reminder? Well because I doubt very much you knew how it worked in the first place. This was made all to clear to me during a recent conversation with family when they had the system completely wrong, and would not listen to reason, instead relying on hearsay and ignoring factual references, because, what the hell do I know?

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