The guaranteed right to vote in Australia

Gray, Anthony (2007) The guaranteed right to vote in Australia. Queensland University of Technology Law and Justice Journal, 7 (2). pp. 178-197. ISSN 1445-6230

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Abstract

In the 2007 Roach decision the High Court indicated there may be some guarantee of voting rights implicit in the Constitution. This article explores the constitutional basis for such a suggestion, how the case impacted pre-existing law, and considers how the decision fits with international materials in this area. It considers whether the right exists or should exist at the State level.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: The original article has been published in the QUT Law and Justice Journal 2007, 7(2), 178-197. The article as it appears at that site is the only authorised version of this article. The copyright in the print and electronic appearance of the article are held by QUT and the copyright in the content of the article is held by the author.
Depositing User: Dr Anthony Gray
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2008 07:43
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: constitution, voting rights, representative democracy
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3884

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