The Basics of our Electoral Strategy

House of Representatives
  • 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.

Senate

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:

  1. All the dedicated conservative Liberal Senators/candidates.
  2. All the dedicated conservative National Senators/candidates.
  3. All the conservative minor party Senators/candidates.
  4. All the other Liberal-National Senators/candidates.
  5. Everyone else.

Any nuances and exceptions to this standard will be explained.

*Note: We only provide recommendations for the first 12 preferences.

 

Senate – Tasmania

Recommended Order of Preference (Below-The-Line):
  1. Eric Abetz (Liberal) [COLUMN F]
  2. Stephen Parry (Liberal) [COLUMN F]
  3. Jonathon Duniam (Liberal) [COLUMN F]
  4. David Bushby (Liberal) [COLUMN F]
  5. Tony Robinson (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN N]
  6. Susan Horwood (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN N]
  7. Peter Madden (Family First) [COLUMN A]
  8. Andrew Roberts (Family First) [COLUMN A]
  9. Silvana Nero-Nile (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN D]
  10. Mishka Gora (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN D]
  11. Kate McCulloch (Pauline Hanson’s One Nation) [COLUMN I]
  12. Natasia Manzi (Pauline Hanson’s One Nation) [COLUMN I]

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Senate – Western Australia

Recommended Order of Preference (Below-The-Line):
  1. Mathias Cormann (Liberal) [COLUMN X]
  2. Chris Back (Liberal) [COLUMN X]
  3. Anthony Hardwick (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN Q]
  4. Sheila Mundy (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN Q]
  5. Debbie Robinson (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN P]
  6. Marion Hercock (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN P]
  7. Linda Rose (Family First) [COLUMN AB]
  8. Henry Heng (Family First) [COLUMN AB]
  9. Mark Imisides (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN A]
  10. Philip Read (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN A]
  11. Lindsay Cameron (Australian Christians) [COLUMN W]
  12. Jacky Young (Australian Christians) [COLUMN W]

*Update 1: I have excluded the WA Nationals because they have put up candidates who appear to be extremely concerning.

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Senate – Victoria

Recommended Order of Preference (Below-The-Line):
  1. James Paterson (Liberal) [COLUMN AF]
  2. Danny Nalliah (Rise Up) [COLUMN AI]
  3. Rosalie Crestani (Rise Up) [COLUMN AI]
  4. Daniel Jones (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN U]
  5. Kenneth Nicholls (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN U]
  6. Bridget McKenzie (National) [COLUMN AF]
  7. John Madigan (Madigan Group) [COLUMN AB]
  8. Peter Bain (Family First) [COLUMN O]
  9. Randell Green (Family First) [COLUMN O]
  10. Craig Manners (Family First) [COLUMN O]
  11. May Hanna (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN P]
  12. Stephanie Botros (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN P]
Reasoning:

Although James Paterson is not technically a conservative, his unwavering libertarian positions on many issues will cause serious problems for Turnbull.

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Senate – Queensland

Recommended Order of Preference (Below-The-Line):
  1. Matthew Canavan (Liberal National) [COLUMN G]
  2. Bernard Gaynor (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN N]
  3. Joanna Lindgren (Liberal National) [COLUMN G]
  4. Ian MacDonald (Liberal National) [COLUMN G]
  5. Barry O’Sullivan (Liberal National) [COLUMN G]
  6. Paul Taylor (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN Y]
  7. Neroli Mooney (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN Y]
  8. Pauline Hanson (One Nation) [COLUMN X]
  9. Alan Biggs (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN N]
  10. Rod McGarvie (Family First) [COLUMN T]
  11. Sue Baynes (Family First) [COLUMN T]
  12. Malcolm Roberts (Pauline Hanson’s One Nation) [COLUMN X]

*Update 1: I’ve removed one of the ALA candidates who has withdrawn from the race, and added Malcolm Roberts of One Nation.

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Senate – South Australia

Recommended Order of Preference (Below-The-Line):
  1. Cory Bernardi (Liberal) [COLUMN H]
  2. Bob Day (Family First) [COLUMN N]
  3. David Fawcett (Liberal) [COLUMN H]
  4. Wanda Lee Marsh (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN S]
  5. Andrew Horwood (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN S]
  6. Lucy Gichuhi (Family First) [COLUMN N]
  7. Matt Attia (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN M]
  8. Joseph Stephen (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN M]
  9. Steven Burgess (Pauline Hanson’s One Nation) [COLUMN O]
  10. Angelina Nicolis (Pauline Hanson’s One Nation) [COLUMN O]
  11. Roostam Sadri (Liberal Democrats) [COLUMN K]
  12. Michael Noack (Liberal Democrats) [COLUMN K]

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Senate – New South Wales

Recommended Order of Preference (Below-The-Line):
  1. Jim Molan (Liberal) [COLUMN F]
  2. Kirralie Smith (Australian Liberty Alliance) [COLUMN AM]
  3. John Williams (National) [COLUMN F]
  4. Brian Tucker (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN M]
  5. Maree Nichols (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN M]
  6. Phil Jobe (Family First) [COLUMN C]
  7. Sally Vincent (Family First) [COLUMN C]
  8. Simon McCaffrey (Family First) [COLUMN C]
  9. Nella Hall (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN AF]
  10. Peter Rahme (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN AF]
  11. Deborah Lions (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN AF]
  12. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells (Liberal) [COLUMN F]
Reasoning:

*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.

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Senate – ACT

Recommended Order of Preference (Below-The-Line):
  1. Zed Seselja (Liberal) [COLUMN F]
  2. Sandie O’Connor (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN D]
  3. Jess Wyatt (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN D]
  4. David Kim (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN I]
  5. Elizabeth Tadros (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN I]
  6. Matt Donnelly (Liberal Democrat) [COLUMN A]
  7. Cawley Hennings (Liberal Democrat) [COLUMN A]
  8. Jane Hiatt (Liberal) [COLUMN F]
  9. Anthony Hanson (Ungrouped) [COLUMN UNG]
  10. Michael Hay (Ungrouped) [COLUMN UNG]
  11. Katy Gallagher (Labor) [COLUMN C]
  12. David Smith (Labor) [COLUMN C]
Reasoning:

Jane Hiatt, is an unknown quantity. Until we have further information on her personal views, we can’t put her any higher.

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Senate – Northern Territory

 Recommended Order of Preference (Below-The-Line):
  1. Jan Pile (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN A]
  2. Jimmy Gimini (Rise Up Australia) [COLUMN A]
  3. Carol Ordish (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN G]
  4. John Ordish (Christian Democrats) [COLUMN G]
  5. Marney MacDonald (Antipaedophile) [COLUMN UNG]
  6. Nigel Scullion (Country Liberal) [COLUMN E]
  7. Jenni Lillis (Country Liberal) [COLUMN E]
  8. Trudy Campbell (Citizens Electoral Council) [COLUMN C]
  9. Ian Barry (Citizens Electoral Council) [COLUMN C]
  10. Tristan Marshall (Online Direct Democracy) [COLUMN UNG]
  11. Greg Strettles (Ungrouped) [COLUMN UNG]
  12. Maurie Japarta Ryan (Ungrouped) [COLUMN UNG]
Reasoning:

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.

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Solomon

Recommended Order of Preference:
  1. Silvija Majetic (Rise Up Australia)
  2. Marty Reinhold (Shooters, Fishers & Farmers)
  3. John Kearney (Australia First)
  4. Robert Dawes (Liberal Democrat)
  5. Brigid McCullough (Citizens Electoral Council)
  6. Natasha Griggs (Country Liberal)
  7. Nevin Cartwright (Online Direct Democracy)
  8. Mark Garner (Independent)
  9. Lance Lawrence (HEMP)
  10. Luke Gosling (Labor)
  11. Todd Williams (Greens)
Reasoning:

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.

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Griggs walks into the September 2015 party room meeting.

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