I’m doing research (on Wikipedia) for the Australian election coming up this year, mainly because I hate Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard and I don’t want to vote for either of them. They head the two major parties so one of them is definitely going to be Prime Minister after the election, but I want…
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Your scenario is probably why I love the Australian voting system so much - you get to rank who you want as an elective representative, from the one you really really want to the one you really don’t want to represent you in parliament.
I understand why you don’t want to vote because of Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard; but I suggest you take a look at their policies. Immigration is a big fuck up, but look at their policies that might interest you - like Health, Education, and Broadband (remember, NBN - you can probably watch 1GB GIFS now :P).
If I was you in this situation, I would preference the minor parties - let’s say The Greens. Then I would preference a major party, let’s say Labor. That way, you still get a say.
Also, to anyone else reading this - please do not waste your vote. Yes, it may be a tedious thing to do, but be thankful you live in a democracy and not fighting for it like in some places in the world.