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Dr Paul Kildea is a Lecturer at UNSW Law School and the Director of the Referendums Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. His primary areas of research are referendums, electoral law and federalism. He is a co-editor of Tomorrow’s Federation: Reforming Australian Government (Federation Press, 2012) and has published in law and political science journals, both within Australia and internationally, including the Public Law Review, the Australian Journal of Political Science and the Election Law Journal. Paul is currently undertaking research into the regulation of referendum campaigns, citizen participation in constitutional reform, and federal political culture. Paul holds undergraduate law and history degrees, and a PhD in political science, from UNSW. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, Paul worked at the federal Attorney-General’s Department and taught Australian politics at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW.

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Blogs by Paul:

Setting the ground rules for the same-sex marriage plebiscite

Getting to ‘Yes’: Why our approach to winning referendums needs a rethink