SA and Tasmania results are in, and I have to agree with Andrew Bolt on Tasmania – their proportional system is just a recipe for instability. The Liberals are claiming victory after a staggering 12% swing against Labor, but the split of seats is 10-10-5 (Liberal-Labor-Greens). Either way, the Greens are the big winners.
I like the idea of proportional representation (PR), but believe in Australia, it works best in the upper houses (the Senate, and state Legislative Councils of NSW, Victoria, SA and WA). Actually, my ideal method for state elections would be if we had only one house using PR, but with a directly elected executive (Premier/Governor) for stability.
Meanwhile, in South Australia, it looks like Labor’s Rann might just hang on. However, it seems that neither side is willing to concede. Fun times.