The Cartoonist

Menzies and Calwell are cricketers; a scoreboard reads Test: Libs v Lab. Menzies holds a cricket bat labelled preferential voting, while Calwell has a much larger bat labelled First-past-the-post voting.

The Herald, 20 November 1963

Treasurer Harold Holt accused Arthur Calwell of wanting to abolish preferential voting in favour of a simpler first past the post system. Such a system would have favoured Calwell; had Democratic Labor Party preferences not flowed to the Coalition in 1961, Calwell and Labor would have won the election.