The Australian voting system makes it really difficult for us to have a democratic multi-party system, like many of those in Europe. We are held to ransome by the two party system. The reason is that voting is so complicated and the mainstream media give us so little information about non-two party, non-'Greens' choices that, when we get to the polling booth, we are severely confused. Many of us just finish up following the how to vote cards given out by Lib Lab. And Lib-Lab are so corrupt of values that they now frequently exchange preferences just to keep everyone else out.
This year, however, software engineers have come up with a number of independent solutions whereby voters can practice and research their choices in an effective and interesting way.