Tag: senate

Close of Day


Bob Day’s financial problems came to a head through the collapse of the South Australian division of his company Homestead Homes. His constitutional problems arose through his insistence on having his Senate electoral office in his own … Read the rest

‘Incapable of being chosen’


At the federal election on 2 July, Rod Culleton was among the more attractive candidates for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation – cheerfully free from any sign of cultural and ethnic prejudice, and given to enjoyably flamboyant flourishes … Read the rest

Another Day in Court: The purpose and interpretation of section 44(v)

oscar-roos BY OSCAR ROOS

Today the High Court will sit as the Court of Disputed Returns and hold a directions hearing in relation to the former South Australian senator, Bob Day. The directions hearing will be held because on 7 November … Read the rest

Void or Vacant? The Vibes of Vardon


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

Judgment, Day

picture-426BY RYAN GOSS

In its recent decision in Day v Australian Electoral Officer [2016] HCA 20, the High Court unanimously upheld the validity of certain amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth)(the Act) made by the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Read the rest


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