Review of 2014 Local Government Elections

The Society is very pleased that this Review is taking place.  We were concerned that with these elections held in November 2014 that there was not going to be a Review.  The Review was finally announced on 17 September – ten months after the elections.  There is a need for a constructive debate on local government elections in this State, and this Review hopefully will provide a good starting point.


APY Elections

Currently under the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 Schedule 3, there are 10 elected members elected from single-member electorates with each determined on first-past-the-post grounds when there are multiple nominations.  The Electoral Reform Society suggests electing all 10 from just one APY Lands electorate, using the quota-preferential method of proportional representation.