Is This The End Of The Micro-Party?

I wrote an article for New Matilda about submissions to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, and some of the particularly concerning proposals.

A senate committee examining the nation's electoral system is likely to result in much needed reforms, but some submissions have raised other worrying prospects, writes Casey Briggs

In the wake of the 2013 federal election, major electoral reform in the senate now appears all but inevitable. The Liberal, Labor and Greens parties are all in support of abolishing group voting tickets and implementing optional preferential voting.

Read the whole thing at New Matilda.