Markets & Justice

Markets & Justice
Freely operating markets yield a just outcome?

White Australia Has A Black History

White Australia Has A Black History

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Keeping an eye on our politicians - and how they vote in Parliament.

Picture below from here.
The media has been telling Australians for some time of declining trust in politicians and political parties.  There is much evidence concerning our government - particularly about things promised and not delivered and things being done yet not mentioned at the 2013 election.  Now The Guardian tells of something that might allow the mushroomed voters to keep a weather eye on their local representatives...........
When politicians vote in parliament, you won’t see the breakdown of votes reported in the media unless it’s a prominent policy.
To find out how your representative voted on an issue it’s currently pretty tricky. You have to track down the proceedings on the parliament house website and then work out how the question has been phrased so you can determine what an aye or no means in that context.
A new website, launched on Tuesday, aims to demystify the voting process.  Please continue to read here.