The Communist Party of Australia backed the Greens in the recent election. The Greens increased their vote but gained no seats.
From an editorial in the Communist Party of Australia’s latest Guardian
Overall votes for The Greens increased. They won over one million first preference votes in the House of Representatives but did not win a single seat. This again raises the need to change the voting system to one of proportional representation if Parliament is to be reflective of the political opinions of major sections of the community and bring an end to the discrimination against smaller parties.
Although a system of proportional representation remains the policy of the ALP as well as The Greens, the Communist Party and others, it remains to be seen whether the ALP will change the voting laws in this respect without a major popular campaign in the future.
In New Zealand the retrograde shift to proportional representation (MMP) was .
Look for a similar campaign from the Australian Greens, the Communist Party of Australia and the left wing unions in the near future.