2014 WA Senate Re-election

We’ve rated a selection of the parties contesting this Saturday’s Western Australian half-Senate re-election, based on four key areas relating to digital rights.

We’ve only included those parties that have a clear policy articulated in at least one of these four key areas.

As you’ll see, the two major parties remain very weak on digital rights issues, and we’ve marked the ALP down a notch on surveillance, given Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek’s recent support for mandatory data retention.

The Greens and the Pirate Party remain the stand-out choices for people concerned about digital rights, however the Secular Party, the Sex Party and the Wikileaks Party all score well, but have not articulated policies in each area.

If you can’t read the text well, please note that the party listed at the bottom of the card is the Liberal Democratic Party

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2014 WA Senate scorecard


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