Senator On-Line
Senator Online (abr. SOL) is a registered Australian
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 political party
Political party
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 that contested the 2007 Federal election. In the five states the party contested, it received on average 0.06% of the vote (or roughly 6 votes for every 10,000 cast) with the greatest success in Victoria where it received 0.09% of the vote (or roughly 9 votes for every 10,000 cast).

Senator Online does not have any policies. Instead it has pledged to conduct an online poll
Electronic voting
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 for every bill that passes before the Senate. Anyone on the Australian electoral roll who is not a member of another political party would be allowed to register to vote in these polls and will be allowed one vote per bill. The senators would then be required to vote in accordance with the clear majority (70% and more than 100,000 votes). If there is no clear majority the senators will abstain from voting.


New South Wales Victoria Queensland Western Australia South Australia
Pat Reilly Robert Rose Ben Peake Daniel Mayer Joel Michael Clark
Berge Der Sarkissian Jenny Barrett Sharon Bateson Zoe Lamont Courtney Clarke


New South Wales Victoria Queensland Western Australia South Australia Total
Votes 2257 3106 1251 824 610 8048
% 0.05 0.09 0.05 0.07 0.06 0.06

Total percentage includes formal votes from uncontested states. Data compiled from AEC result spreadsheets, First Preferences by State by Vote Type and Votes By State.

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Media coverage

  • The Australian
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    : New party pushes online votes by Patricia Karvelas 10/10/07
  • mX
    MX (newspaper)
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    : Online party, Power to the people. by Rebecca Beisler 11/10/07
  • Slashdot
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    : Australians Running On-Line Poll Based Senators 15/10/07
  • The Sydney Morning Herald
    The Sydney Morning Herald
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    : Online party hopes to click with voters by Asher Moses 18/10/07
  • The Canberra Times
    The Canberra Times
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    : Net party to hand power to masses. by Michael Ruffles 25/10/07
  • CRN Australia: Democracy the Web 2.0 way by Mitchell Bingemann 29/10/07
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