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The Big Switch's exclusive version of pluralism

by Dave Riley

Big Switch has a exclusionist policy for its election monitoring that doesn't include parties outside the mainstream:
As I'm sure you can appreciate there are lots of parties who have senate candidates running in the upcoming election. Because we are a small, not-for-profit organisation with very limited resources, we had to limit our focus to reviewing just those parties who currently have representatives in the Upper/Lower Houses...I certainly appreciate that this may be frustrating, but in order to be fair to all we need to have clear and strict rules for who is/is not included on The Big Switch. -- Tricia Phelan
National Coordinator(SOURCE:letter to a SA candidate)
The Big Switch banner then urges us:We need YOU! Sign up to The Big Switch today, and make a real difference on climate change: www.thebigswitch.org.au

But I note that the Big Switch thinks "making a difference" should be limited to very few options indeed.

So much for climate change pluralism!

Elsewhere on the web, such as on Vote Climate, democracy and pluralism is given greater respect:
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You can protest by noting your annoyance:campaign@thebigswitch.org.au.

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