In an article published on The Conversation, Professor Lisa Hill explains why compulsory voting beats the alternatives, such as switching to a voluntary system. Click here to read Lisa’s article.
Last week, the University of Adelaide’s Public Law and Policy Research Unit and the Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre were very pleased to host Professor Sarah Birch from the University of Glasgow. Professor Birch is a leading international scholar in electoral integrity, and the author of Full Participation: A Comparative Study of Compulsory Voting (2009). Professor […]
The University of Adelaide Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre and the Public Law and Policy Research Unit invite you to attend the following event: Compulsory Voting ‘Compulsory Voting for First Time Voters in Britain’ – Professor Sarah Birch ‘Compulsory Voting: Hazards and Benefits’ – Professor Lisa Hill Professor Sarah Birch (University of Glasgow) and Professor Lisa […]
The Adelaide Law School is delighted to invite you to attend a symposium on compulsory voting in comparative perspective, presented by its postgraduate Comparative Law class. The symposium addresses the question whether people should be compelled to vote in a democratic system of government. The Australian electoral system is considered by electoral specialists to be […]
In the last few years, the High Court has constitionalized a number of aspects of our electoral system and franchise. In this post, Associate Professor John Gava looks at the implications this may have for compulsory voting. Let’s conduct a thought experiment. Imagine the Commonwealth Parliament passing a law that takes away the right of […]
Professor Lisa Hill, School of History and Politics University of Adelaide, evaluates whether voting should be made voluntary in Queensland. Queensland’s Attorney-General, Jarrod Bleijie, is currently seeking public opinion on electoral reform following the release of a green discussion paper in January 2013. His avowed purpose in calling for public submissions is to explore changes […]