Fact: Due to the Senate reforms, your minor-party or independent vote will likely end up being binned before it has value. To understand why requires a bit more reading, but if you only number 6 boxes above the line, or 12 boxes below the line, it is EXTREMELY likely your minor-party or independant vote will exhaust (be binned) before it is used to allocate a seat. After all those 'annoying cross-benchers' have been eliminated (and in 2013 more than a third of voters asked for them) The Greens as a mid-size party, will likely win the seats your vote explicitly tried to stop them securing. They won't have won it fairly, but they will have won it!
... unless you vote as explained here!
Bob Day (Family First founder and leader), some faithful citizens and myself fought these changes in the High Court at significant personal expense and risk. The High Court decided the changes were LEGAL within the scope of the Constitutional document, however they certainly are not ETHICAL or DEMOCRATIC, and these weren't questions before the court. These reforms, long desired by The Greens, were deviously planned for with Labor and The Lib's. They became law in March with Xenophon's support, after Labor made what I suspect was a pre-election tactical withdrawal as their support was no longer needed.
So, follow these instructions to ensure your vote is counted ...
NUMBER EVERY BOX, WHETHER YOU VOTE ABOVE OR BELOW THE LINE ...
So, in The Senate, for a healthy presence of Senators who will defend your family, child and civil rights; the sort of people who represent genuine Australians (and are not not career politicians or dangerous ideologues) you need to:
Number EVERY box (above or below the line)
Put FAMILY-VALUE cross-benchers in first, and
Put THE BIG PLAYERS last. (esp. The Greens + Labor)
The protection of family, children and civil freedoms demands a family focused and more cautious and conservative Senate. It requires one that is representative of the people. They tried to silence your voice.