Just when I thought that Christian lobby group FamilyVoice Australia, of all places, had come to my aid with a handy guide to which candidates support their stone-age values, I was dismayed to find that there is no variance between candidates within each party.
I realise that party members need to band together most of the time to be effective as a government or an opposition, but I still can't help but wish there was more scope for politicians to exercise some individual choice and represent their electorates.
So, it seems I can't find out what the candidates themselves think, and even if they had any autonomy, they wouldn't be able to act on it. I guess that means I either need to pay more attention to state politics and choose a particular party, or just alternate candidates and hope for the best.
I really miss that old rule that said you could number candidates equal last (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4).