Mr Bate said the party feared the introduction of proportional representation could hand control of the upper house to the Greens.
And the amount of money the customer is prepared to spend will always be directly proportional to the sloppiness of the meal.
Except the bit about time spent watching TV in the bedroom being inversely proportional to the amount of sex one gets.
The Age believes the best way would be four-year terms for the Senate, whose complexion, under proportional representation.
Aep announced its proportional bid in July.