Whilst she does make a few valid points in relation to the Senate preference lottery & concedes that there have been a few with common sense whilst encouraging contact with politicians on a regular basis between elections if you have matters of concern it is basically a rejection.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-20/tiny-houses-who-wants-them-and-why-the-conversation/8959734 Also deals with the need for reform to planning laws to make it more accessible
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/victoria/a-decade-lost-to-political-pointscoring-20180103-h0cqcq.html Our greater problems are in the too hard basket as our politicians around the country play political football.
Great to see this happening although currently awaiting the outcome of an appeal in the VCAT.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/a-plague-on-both-your-houses-fairfax-ipsos-shows-minor-parties-prospering-20161127-gsynjt.html Roughly one third Coalition, one third ALP, one third minor parties & Independents. If this trend continues how much impact will it have on the House of Reps at the next election. The Senate has been this way since the Australian Democrats began. Over the years it has only been in certain seats where an Independent candidate has a strong local following or a minor party is the compromise like the Greens in the seat of Melbourne.
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/44266 We undoubtedly have a difference of opinion on some of the topics in this article but we should be able to agree that there is a vast canyon of difference between the political & big business leaders & the everyday person.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/politics-wasnt-built-for-two-parties-robbie-katter-20160708-gq21f3.html Federal Independent MP Bob Katter’s son Queensland MP Rob Katter on why the 2 party system doesn’t work.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/federal-election-2016/federal-election-2016-accurate-instant-result-is-no-dream/news-story/3248fa9ee9e3e3fade35281288a65a10 These young Perth entrepreneurs may have cracked the necessary security needed for an electronic voting system to work properly. I think a hybrid system would be needed for up to two decades as older voters tend not to be as savvy with technology. If combined with a community focus then schools & churches can still hold fetes on election day.