Reform the system
BOTH the Coalition and Labor parties should be on a unity ticket in reforming the dysfunction of the election process of our federal senate.
When so-called “vote whisperers” can advise minor parties how to have candidates elected to parliament with a handful of votes, it tells me the system has broken down and needs reform.
The Australian public are becoming more and more upset at the excesses of our politicians.
Fraser Anning is not the first and will not be the last politician to abuse entitlements in attending a far right meeting at taxpayers’ expense.
Both major parties are losing votes to minor parties and independents which makes good governance of our nation considerably more difficult.
The Coalition need policies to win the hearts and minds of disgruntled voters. May I suggest they look at senate reform, seriously reducing entitlements to members and giving more teeth to the Independent Parliamentary Expense Authority. BILL GLASSON Buderim