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How To Vote In The 2016 Australian Federal Election -
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This web page is to publish some thoughts
About How To Vote In the 2016 Australian Federal Election,
For The Senate

Some thoughts about how to vote for the senate candidates in the 2016 Australian federal election

The available methods for voting for the Australian senate, have been changed.

Voters are no longer required to vote for the major parties, and, are no longer required to vote for all of the candidates that the voters do not want elected.

Voters can now choose who the voters vote for.

So, you have an opportunity to end the addiction with the major parties.

Do not automatically vote for the Liberals, the Nationals, the Labor Party, the Greens, or any of their related parties.

Think before you vote.

Look at the candidates, and what they stand for. Read their policy statements. Contact them, if you have any queries. Ask yourself, do they represent YOUR interests, and the interests of YOUR state?

I believe that the following paragraph is correct - if not, then I stand to be corrected.

For WA, the Western Australian Senator Wong of the Palmer United Party, argued for WA to get 10% of the total national GST revenue, as the state's fair share, by proportion of the national population. Who else of the WA senators, in the federal parliament, supported that? No-one else wanted it increased above 3%. So, who represented WA, in the senate? Only Senator Wong.None of the WA senators from the major parties, represented WA in the senate.

Find yourself twelve (yes, you only need to vote for twelve) senate candidates, who you believe, will most likely represent YOU and YOUR state, and, vote for them, numbered one to twelve, below the line, and, do not vote for anyone else on the senate ballot paper.

Now that, finally, YOU have the choice of who YOU vote for, and, you no longer have to vote for everyone that you do not want elected, do not vote for the major parties, solely because they are the major parties, and have won the elections in the past.

YOU now have the choice, of who you vote for. YOU, the voters can now vote the major parties out of the senate.

So, use YOUR senate vote wisely.

Vote below the line, for only the twelve candidates that YOU believe, will represent YOU and YOUR state.

Remember - the election should be all about what the voters want, not about what the major parties want.

It is YOUR choice.

And, remember, on the senate ballot paper, each Group that achieves at last 4% of the first preference votes. of the state, gets paid $2.62 per vote, by the taxpayers, via the Australian Electoral Commission, so, YOU are choosing which groups get paid, for getting your votes.

Added 25 June 2016, regarding the status of Great Britain and Ireland, also known as the UK

With the UK "Brexit" poll voting to cause the UK to leave the European Union, which has led to movements in both Northern Ireland and, again, in Scotland, to hold local referenda to determine whether they should leave the UK, so that Scotland would be an autonomous, self-governing country that would re-enter the European Union, and, so that Northern Ireland may rejoin the south, to become part or the Republic of Ireland (Eire), to avoid complications with border issues between Eire and Northern Ireland, and, so that Northern Ireland, which also voted to stay in the European Union, along with Scotland, could stay in, the European Union, which would then change the UK to "England And Wales", so that Australia would then have an invalid Constitution, it is time to ask the Australian federal election candidates, who of them, and, which of their parties, would act to provide Australia with an Au-BrE-xit poll, to determine whether Australia should leave the British Empire, which is likely to cease to exist, as the entity of Great Britain and Ireland, as named in the Australian Constitution, as the motherland and ruler of Australia, would cease to exist, if Scotland and Northern Ireland secede from England.

As the moves in Scotland and in Northern Ireland, are intending to seek secession from England, within the next two years, which would be within the term of this parliament that we are in the process of electing, whatever Australian federal government that is elected in July 2016, may have to face the Australian federal Constitution, being made invalid, and thence, becoming an invalid government, with no authority to govern, in its term of office, if the matter is not resolved by an Au-BrE-xit poll, the decision of which, may then need to be implemented, by a constitutional referendum, in the term of office, of the incoming Australian federal parliament.

So, we need to know which candidates in the current federal election, intend to act quickly, to protect Australia from not having a valid government or valid constitution, and, which candidates intend to let Australia fall into not having either a valid government or a valid constitution, through inaction.

Added 27 June 2016, after the news that Scotland intends to leave the UK, ending the UK

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act
An Act to constitute the Commonwealth of Australia
[9th July 1900]
WHEREAS the people of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and Tasmania, humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God, have agreed to unite in one indissoluble Federal Commonwealth under the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and under the Constitution hereby established: And whereas it is expedient to provide for the admission into the Commonwealth of other Australasian Colonies and possessions of the Queen:
Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1. Short title
This Act may be cited as the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act. 1
2. Act to extend to the Queen's successors
The provisions of this Act referring to the Queen shall extend to Her Majesty's heirs and successors in the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.


Chapter I - The Parliament
Part I - General
1. Legislative power
The legislative power of the Commonwealth shall be vested in a Federal Parliament, which shall consist of the Queen, a Senate, and a House of Representatives, and which is hereinafter called The Parliament, or The Parliament of the Commonwealth.

So, the Queen, as "the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland", is an essential part; a "sine qua non"; an indispensable condition, of the federal parliament of Australia, according to the Australian federal Constitution, as it stands at the time of this being written.

So, when Scotland leaves the UK, and, the UK ceases to exist, so also, does the federation of Australia, cease to exist, and, the Australian federal government will cease to exist.

Unless Australia would have already seceded from the British Empire, and, become an independent, self-governing republic.

Time for the Au-BrE-xit poll!

With this federal election, which parties are going to promise us, an immediate Au-BrE-xit poll, so that Australia can survive after the dissolution of the UK, which will likely happen during the term of the Australian federal parliament that is elected on Saturday?

Added 29 June 2016,
due to some people claiming that Northern Ireland and Scotland leaving the United Kingdom,
would not mean that the United Kingdom would no longer exist.

as viewed on 28 June 2016, was

" Scotland, ruled from London since 1603, formally was joined with England and Wales in 1707 to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain. (The adjective "British" came into use at this time to refer to all the kingdom's peoples.)"

And, at
as viewed on 28 June 2016, was

"The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially Great Britain, was a sovereign state in western Europe from 1 May 1707 to 31 December 1800. The state came into being following the Treaty of Union in 1706, ratified by the Acts of Union 1707, which united the kingdoms of England and Scotland to form a single kingdom encompassing the whole island of Great Britain and its outlying islands. It did not include Ireland, which remained a separate realm. The unitary state was governed by a single parliament and government that was based in Westminster. The former kingdoms had been in personal union since James VI, King of Scots, became King of England and King of Ireland in 1603 following the death of Queen Elizabeth I, bringing about a "Union of the Crowns". Also after the accession of George I to the throne of Great Britain in 1714, the kingdom was in a personal union with the Electorate of Hanover."

So, Scotland is an integral and necessary part of Great Britain, thence, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

For Scotland to leave the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, would mean that the entity of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, would no longer exist, which would be further implemented by the proposal for Northern Ireland to also leave, to rejoin Eire (the Republic of Ireland).

Then, the validity of the Australian federal constitution, and, thence, the Australian federal parliament, would cease to be legal.

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This web page was last updated on 29 June 2016.