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Podcast #124: Odds and evens in Spain and Australia

July 19, 2024 - 06:00 -- Admin

Ben is joined by Ferran Martinez i Coma from Griffith University to discuss his research on how election campaigning differs in Spain in districts electing odd or even numbers of representatives.

We end up discussing more broadly the unsual impacts odd- and even-numbered district magnitudes impact on elections in Australia, and the ways in which the use of different district magnitudes (big and small) change how an electoral system manifests in both countries.

Podcast #122: Picking over the proposed federal redistributions

June 21, 2024 - 06:00 -- Admin

Ben is joined by William Bowe from the Poll Bludger to discuss the federal redistribution proposals for New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. We discuss the process, what has been proposed, the political impact of those proposals and how it might affect preselections, and why some of the maps are drawn as they are.

Further NSW redistribution analysis

June 17, 2024 - 09:30 -- Admin

Following the publication of the proposals for the Victorian and WA redistributions, I put together two posts analysing different angles at a deeper level than the original analysis.

Rather than fully revisiting the topics, I thought I would just use one post to apply the same analysis to the NSW proposal, and also zoom out to the national level.