When David Leyonhjelm ran in John Howard’s seat of Bennelong in 2007 he won just 89 of the 92 700 votes cast in the seat. Expressed as a percentage, around 0.1%, it’s startlingly close to zero. Just six years later he is set to take a NSW Senate seat and his party will receive well…
But the University is sure there ain’t nothing to see here, reports Max Chalmers.
Kira Spucys-Tahar meets the new undergraduate Fellow of Senate, Patrick Massarani, and charts his Reagan-like trajectory
By now, your new undergraduate and postgraduate Fellows of Senate have been elected. For the majority of the student population, this is just another election. But the Senate is a powerful body, and its composition has far-reaching consequences for your life as a Sydney University student. Let Honi Soit put your silent ignorance at dinner parties to an end with this bluffer’s guide for the time poor and bewildered.