Tag: Australian Electoral Commission

The 2017 Australian Marriage Law Postal Plebisurvey: Issues and Controversies

BY MICHAEL MALEY

On 9 August 2017, a government move to restore to the Senate Notice Paper the Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016 was voted down.  Had the Bill been passed, it would have provided for the conduct by the … Read the rest

Void or Vacant? The Vibes of Vardon

BlackshieldBY TONY BLACKSHIELD

In the wake of the recent federal election, the final date for return of the writs was Monday 8 August; and despite the absence of the Governor-General (at the Olympic Games), that deadline was met. (In his … Read the rest

Senate Electoral Reform

Maley photoBY MICHAEL MALEY

‘Yet each man kills the thing he loves.’ The new Special Minister of State, Mal Brough, would appear at this point to have confirmed Oscar Wilde’s observation by his early musings on the need for reform of … Read the rest

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