Nothing could be more anti-democratic, than an attempt to change the rules for electing Senators whom the Australian people have chosen at an election. For 30 years, the Senate voting system has produced a Senate (more often than not) that holds both Liberal and Labor Governments to account. Now that that the Australian people have elected some candidates from a disparate backgrounds - the suggestion is that that the system needs to change. What is really happening is that the two party system is now under strong attack by the Australian people who will not entrust both houses of Parliament to the one political party. Do you support Senate voting reform or do you think this is just sour grapes from the major political parties who don't want to let go of their grip on power?
Do you think the Democrats did a good job when they held balance of power in the Senate?