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We unpack hot topics about Australia's system of government with author of Beyond Federation Dr Klaas Woldring. Is our system of parliamentary representation working effectively?
Part 4 - Changing the electoral system
Dr Woldring says we need to look at a solution of representation that meets Australia's needs today.
His proposal is to change the House of Representatives electoral system to a multi-party system from multi-member electorate districts, requiring governments to form Coalition.
He says it's a well-tested system used in 86 countries - most notably adopted in Europe post WWII.
Dr Woldring thinks a multi-party system also produces better representation of women.