One thing i noticed from the results...
Is that the ASP doesnt appear to have done deals for preferences like many other parties and this seems to have cost them in the final standing.
They polled very well in the primaries but when the lowest voted for candidates started to drop out, the votes tended to be redistributed almost solely to the major parties. I credit this to too many people voting above the line and not putting the effort in to vote below the line (For the senate in Australia you have the choice of voting 1 for a party and then your preferences are handled as the party decides - voting above the line; or of numbering all of the candidates (84 in NSW) in order to precisely decide your preferences for yourself - voting below the line. Unfortunately too many Australians are lazy and didnt put the effort into decide there own preferences).
Next time they should think about getting some preference deals going with some of the other parties such as the shooters party and the democrats. This will help them get in next time.
But still theyve got my votes!