Mitch gutted by electoral ‘fairness’ removal

MEMBER for MacKillop Mitch Williams is “gutted” after the State Government removed the electoral “fairness” provision from South Australia’s constitution, labelling the move as a travesty to democracy.

The long-time advocate for electoral reform said he was devastated his work on boundaries redistribution had been overturned by the deletion of the clause.

Under current arrangements, the state’s electoral boundaries are redrafted after every election, with the party winning more than 50pc of the two-party preferred vote in place to form government.

Despite winning the popular vote at the last two elections, the State Liberals have been unable to form government.

“In 2010, the people

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