PromiseLocker is a new crowd sourcing web app that aims to catch Australian pollies out when they tell a fib. As its name implies, it captures and tracks all of the promises made by elected officials; from the big campaign slogans to the smaller promises made by individual candidates. You can then keep tabs on who the nation's biggest liars are.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Ever wondered why Senate voting papers are so large, or how minor parties are sometimes elected? Plus: a handy trick to avoid making a mistake if you don't want to follow party preferences but are worried you'll mess up by voting in every box below the line.
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is currently looking for temporary employees to help out on election day. Available positions include polling assistants, office temps and voter information officers. If you think the country's going down the tubes, this is your chance to grab a few hundred bucks from the government coffers while you still can!
Federal elections in Australia are nearly always a two-horse race -- but that doesn't mean you should automatically limit your vote to just the Labor Party or LNP. This year, there are more than 50 small parties running in the election; all with differing policies, election promises and worldviews. Below The Line is a website designed to inform you about the little guys running against our country's Goliaths. It's likely that at least one of these parties will match your personal politics better than the big two.
There's going to be an Australian federal government election on September 14 (you may have heard). One of our favourite online resources at the last election was ElectionLeaflets.org.au, which collected together scans of the leaflets sent out by every candidate and party it could find, so we're pleased to see it has been reactivated this year.