Deny Turnbull any seats that Abbott didn’t win in 2013 by preferencing Labor (i.e. the sitting member) above Liberal in those seats. Additionally, if the sitting member is not a Labor MP, preference the sitting member above the Liberal candidate.
Facilitate defeat of marginal seat Liberal MPs who voted for Turnbull by preferencing Labor above Liberal in those seats.
Support marginal Liberal MPs who voted for Abbott by always preferencing them above Labor.
Minimise Liberal primary vote by never giving a Liberal your first preference under any circumstances, even a conservative. This will deprive the Liberal Party of funding and sour any Turnbull victory. An unprecedented bleeding of Liberal primary votes to conservative minor parties will be a potent argument for a leadership change.
*Note: There are a few exceptions to these rules in certain seats, and those will be explained on the page dedicated to that particular seat.
It is crucial to vote below-the-line in order to cherry-pick the good candidates within the Liberal Party. Preferences are assigned in roughly the following order:
All the dedicated conservative Liberal Senators/candidates.
All the dedicated conservative National Senators/candidates.
All the conservative minor party Senators/candidates.
All the other Liberal-National Senators/candidates.
Any nuances and exceptions to this standard will be explained.
*Note: We only provide recommendations for the first 12 preferences.
Kirralie Smith (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN AM]
John Williams (National) [COLUMN F]
Brian Tucker (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN M]
Maree Nichols (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN M]
Phil Jobe (Family First) [COLUMN C]
Sally Vincent (Family First) [COLUMN C]
Simon McCaffrey (Family First) [COLUMN C]
Nella Hall (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN AF]
Peter Rahme (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN AF]
Deborah Lions (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN AF]
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells (Liberal) [COLUMN F]
*Update 1: The reason I have included Senator Fierravanti-Wells is because I don’t see any evidence that her blabbing to Nikki Savva was anything other than the result of the natural female urge to gossip.
Further, her statements appeasing Islam have to be seen in the light of her position as a Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, where she is bound by the party position and must maintain a diplomatic posture.
Fierravanti-Wells has been very strong on the marriage issue, and will be a useful presence if Turnbull tries something shifty on the plebiscite. Let me quote from a recent profile of her done by Jana Wendt for SBS:
“Fierravanti-Wells views marriage between a man and a woman as a “bedrock institution”. She believes that in any plebiscite on same-sex marriage, the “silent conservative majority” would prevail. She believes that “CO2 is plant food” and not the cause of global warming. She supports Australia’s constitutional monarchy. She believes in God.”
These views are absolutely anathema to Turnbull, and she can be a thorn in his side. Remember, the left hate Christian Conservatives far more than they hate Pauline Hanson-style right-wing populists who agree with them on many social issues.
*Update 2: With regard to Fiona Nash’s exclusion, during the Howard Government she joined forces with Labor and Democrats Senators to viciously attack the then Health Minister Tony Abbott for his pro-life views on abortion. They didn’t want to allow him to have the appropriate ministerial control over RU486 and introduced legislation to strip him of powers and hand them to pro-abortion bureaucrats.
*Update 3: With regard to Angry Anderson’s exclusion, he is on record supporting homosexual so-called “marriage”. Those non-leftists who support that cause reveal a profound ignorance of the leftist agenda, of which it is a core component. The ALA give a conscience vote on social issues, so the views of the individual candidates are important.
*Update 4: I have changed Senator Fierravanti-Wells’ position as a result of some new information that came to my attention, but I believe she still deserves to be on the list.
*Update 5: Many are asking why One Nation tend to be low or non-existent in my preferencing. It is because they have some ‘progressive’ policies on crucial life-and-death issues like euthanasia and abortion. Their policies on these issues are identical to the Greens. One Nation, strictly speaking, are not conservatives. They are right-wing populists. I am a vehement pro-life social conservative, and my voting recommendations will reflect that.
Luckily there are socially conservative, pro-life parties who are also in tune with issues like gun rights (i’m strongly in favour of private firearm ownership). Rise Up Australia, for instance, tend to be high in my preferencing because they are both pro-life and pro-gun.
*Update 6: Steve Price and Andrew Bolt have endorsed my recommendation to vote below-the-line and put Jim Molan in the number 1 position.
Tristan Marshall (Online Direct Democracy) [COLUMN UNG]
Greg Strettles (Ungrouped) [COLUMN UNG]
Maurie Japarta Ryan (Ungrouped) [COLUMN UNG]
The sitting Coalition Senator, Nigel Scullion, supports homosexual pseudo-marriage and is not reliably conservative. He sits with the National party-room, so he didn’t vote in the September 2015 Liberal leadership ballot.
There are relatively few candidates in the Northern Territory, so non-conservative parties and candidates make it onto the list.
Natasha Griggs voted for Tony Abbott in the leadership spill, and walked beside him as they entered the party room. Although she supports homosexual pseudo-marriage based on a survey of her electorate, she was described as one of Abbott’s strongest supporters.