The distinguishing feature of optional preference voting is the exhaustion, or, casting aside of votes when the voter's first or any subsequent choice is eliminated from the count and the voter has not allocated preferences to remaining candidates.
THE phrase "Sydney planning" is something of a contradiction in terms. But not for want of plans. The state government has just issued another one, this time a discussion paper. Its five-year revision of Sydney's metropolitan strategy is nearly complete, and the public has been invited to
JUST a year after he seemed destined to leave the club having sought a trade to head home to a Melbourne club, Ryan O'Keefe was last night acknowledged as the Swans; best player of season, winning the 2009 Bob Skilton Medal.
THE study of brown coal and development of technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be boosted today with the establishment of Brown Coal Innovation Australia.
WHEN Ports Minister Joe Tripodi said he had a plan to reduce Newcastle's persistent coal queues, the public could be forgiven for thinking he had expansion plans for the transport chain or an announcement about the quota system used to allocate space at the port's two overworked coal loaders.