My worst case scenario that I posited earlier has apparently come true. Family First has 2% of the vote in the Senate in Victoria, but political pundits have given them a seat in the Senate because of the flow of preferences. Remember that the Australian Democrats helped to bring this about. Never forget. The Coalition has half of the Senate and Family First holds the balance of power. Expect to see a socially conservative government lurch further to the right to appease this tiny hate-filled minority. I feel sick.