Friday, June 28, 2002

In today's Granny, Michelle Grattan shows a sharper grasp on the mechanics of Australian elections than most of her colleagues. Grattan shows why any talk of a double dissolution election is just that – talk.

It is surprising how many of the Canberra press gallery are unable to calculate Senate numbers without taking off their shoes and socks. What are these people paid for? In 1998 I won big money betting that Pauline Hanson's agrarian socialists would not win a single Lower House seat. To listen to the trumpeting herd in the papers, you might have thought Australia had introduced a new form of voting.

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