This is unexpected. What is it? The news is not good. Elections are coming. Elections? What does it mean? Well, it’s getting closer to the time for the rulers of the land to be chosen by the people. Hey clean that up! Yes my liege. How? Well there are two houses, the house of the lower and the house of the upper. The lower is where you vote for the ruler and its ministers. And the house of the upper which is also known as the senate. But why do we have to have a senate? The senate is a house of review. The health of a democracy depends on the senate to keep the power of the leader in check. Otherwise, the king can do whatever he desires. Go to the senate, tell them I want to burn down Canberrafell. Yes my liege! I think not. We’ve only just finished building it. He is as useless as nipples on a breast plate. My king, the senate denies the request. But if the kings decision is good for everyone… then the senate can’t find any reason to deny a request. Every village in the kingdom shall have a water wheel. This is just a cynical election stunt to appease the voters of Westeros Sydney. However my constituency is in need of such infrastructure. Me too. Mine three. Tell the king that he has our blessing. Well what say they? The senate approves. YES! So in order to represent all of Australia, the senate is comprised of 76 senators. Four from each kingdom across the content and two from each territory on the mainland. But how do they become senators? You don’t become a senator, you are chosen. By who? By you, me, anyone else who is registered on the electoral role. The senate ballot paper has all the state’s kingdoms listed. All you have to do, is put 1 above the line, or number all the boxes below the line. But that’s too many, I’ve got things to do on my day off. Like your brother? Exactly. Well if you vote above the line for a party that represents your interests, and then don’t get enough votes to win. They’ll pass on your vote to another party of their preference. That way your vote is never wasted. So young Stark, who you going vote for? I want to vote for someone with balls! Well that rules me out. Literally. Laughter I have no balls. Laughter Help. Help. Somebody. I’m bleeding.