The High Court has unanimously dismissed a challenge to the recently legislated Senate voting changes.
The seven Justices dismissed two applications, including one by South Australian Family First Senator Bob Day.
The changes abolished group voting tickets and introduced optional preferential voting above and below the line.
The court held that the term “method” in Section 9 of the Constitution “is to be considered broadly, allowing for more than one way of indicating choice within a single uniform electoral system”. [Read more…]