With the USS Australia heading off to federal elections in less than five weeks time, I thought I'd set the agenda by providing a couple of "how to vote" tips.
First, it's important to stress that it's not the political parties that determine what your voting priorities are, it's you. There is absolutely nothing but your laziness coming in between letting your party of choice decide that priorities for you and you mastering your own vote. My advice, therefore, is for you to do your homework and determine your exact voting preferences; anything else would be the equal of letting the politicians vote for you, and both you and I know how highly we value them.
My second tip is quite straight forward. Remember good old Stephen Conroy, our Minister for Internet Censorship? While I haven't started the process of determining my voting for Victoria's Senate members yet, my starting point there is as obvious as the sun in midday Sahara: my beloved Conroy will feature at its very bottom, where he belongs.
Image taken from The Age.