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Politician keeps promise

March 31st, 2003

Quite a while ago, I posted on the apparent willingness of the Bracks government to keep a promise to reform the electoral system for the Victorian Legislative Council, even though this will probably mean they will lose control of the Council at the next election (a few years away, but it seems a pretty good bet that Labor will win in the Assembly and therefore continue in government. According to Paul Strangio in the Age, the legislation has now been passed. Dr Strangio is a bit upset that there hasn’t been much jubilation about this (perhaps people have something else on their minds right now) so I’d like to say that I, for one, am jubilant, not only about the substantive reform but at the possibility that political promise-keeping may be coming back into favor.

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