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  • It's my party

    Posted 10/04/2015 by Damon Muller

    In the last few months two sitting senators have announced that they are registering their own political parties (the Jacqui Lambie Network and John Madigan’s Manufacturing and Farming Party). Far from being an act of narcissism, doing this is implicitly encouraged by Australia’s electoral legislation.

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    TAGS: elections, politics, political parties,

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  • The 2013 Federal Election report from JSCEM

    Posted 16/04/2015 by Damon Muller
    Senate Parliamentary debates

    More than 18 months after the loss of almost 1400 Western Australian Senate ballot papers, the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) has released the report from its inquiry into the 2013 federal election. It recommends, among other things, winding back direct enrolment and requiring voters to present identification to cast a vote.

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    TAGS: elections, Electoral reform,

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  • Tasmanian state election

    Posted 2/06/2014 by Joy McCann
    The Parliamentary Library has published a paper providing an overview of the recent Tasmanian state election. Tasmanians went to the polls in a state election held on Saturday 15 March 2014 to elect representatives to the 25-seat House of Assembly. The Liberal Party of Australia won a decisive majority, claiming 15 of the 25 seats in the House of Assembly including an unprecedented four seats in the electorate of Braddon. The Australian Labor Party was defeated after 16 years in power, claimin... Read more...

    TAGS: elections, Tasmania

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