Voters And The Franchise: The Federal Story

This is a paper about the voting franchise at the Federal level in Australia since 1901.

Written by Jennifer Norberry and George Williams, the paper was published by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library as part of the Centenary of Federation celebrations. [Read more…]


Greens Win Protection Of Voting Rights For Youth And Prisoners

This is the text of a press release by the Australian Greens.

Australian Greens press release.

A Greens campaign against Government attempts to disenfranchise young people and prisoners was successful when the ALP, the Democrats and Senator Harradine backed the Greens stand in the Senate.

“This is a victory for democracy, by stopping Government legislation that would close the electoral rolls early before an election, the Senate has protected the integrity of our electoral system,” said Senator
Brown. [Read more…]