It has been coming for a while but the current Federal Government has changed the voting rules for the Senate which will make it just about impossible for minor parties to ever get elected to the Senate again. The behaviour of the Greens has been particularly disappointing in this regard in that they supported the Coalition in the vote - now that they the Greens are no longer a “minor” party, they are shutting the gate behind themselves.
This will make the job of getting a LESTp Senator elected very diffcult but it just means that we have to open up another front for the fight to get sensible legislation in Australia on “Pre-Mortem Cryonic Suspensions” and other desperately needed scientific and evidence-based changes. To this end I have set up a new web site to allow Australians to have their own direct discussion on policy on a Government of our own.
Check it out here: “Our Own Government”