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New Victorian laws could wipe out minor parties



Proposed legislation to be introduced into the Upper House on Thursday would make it illegal to pay experts to “preference harvest” in future state elections.This is the act of striking backroom deals between political parties to funnel votes to certain candidates, increasing the likelihood of being elected for those that participate.In Victoria, several smaller parties have previously benefitted from preference voting flows struck by professional ‘vote whisperers’ that were paid to…


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