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Election explainer: what does it mean that we’re having a double-dissolution election?

Malcolm Turnbull has made the journey to Government House at Yarralumla to ask the governor-general to dissolve both houses of parliament and hold a double-dissolution election. So, what is a double-dissolution election? How does it differ from an ordinary election? And why the rush after the budget? In an article published on The Conversation, Adam […]

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Explainer: what are double-dissolution elections? And why might we soon have one?

In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Adam Webster, explains the difference between a double-dissolution election and an ‘ordinary’ election. Click here to read Adam’s article.

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UPCOMING EVENT: Local Government Elections

Anna Olijnyk and Judith Bannister, committee members of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (SA Chapter), invite you to attend the following event: Local Government Elections To vote, or not to vote? Have we got the franchise right? Where: Pilgrim Uniting Church, Pilgrim Hall, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide When: Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 1.00 pm […]

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Compulsory voting, much like democracy, beats the alternatives

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.

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The referendum that Australia had to have … but didn’t

Stephen McDonald is a barrister at Hanson Chambers and a member of the Australia Association of Constitutional Law (AACL). This blog post is an edited version of the speech Stephen gave at the AACL seminar – ‘Election Bonanza’ – hosted by the Adelaide Law School. As a guest-blogger for the Public Law & Policy Research […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: Election Bonanza – An exploration of recent electoral issues

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (AACL) is proud to host  Election Bonanza – An exploration of recent electoral issues This seminar will bring you tales from the many electoral issues raised in the past 12 months. Our speakers will present on four compelling topics. Damian O’Leary will speak on […]

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