The protection of voting equality in Australia

Gray, Anthony (2016) The protection of voting equality in Australia. Federal Law Review , 44 (3). pp. 557-585. ISSN 0067-205X


This article considers the extent to which voting equality is and could be constitutionally protected in Australia. Parliaments in Australia often contain disproportionate numbers of electors in electorates, raising questions about malapportionment, and the extent to which this is in conflict with the constitutional requirement of Australia as a representative democracy.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: First place winner for the USQ School-Specific 2016 Publication Excellence Awards for Journal Articles - School of Law and Justice. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2017 23:45
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2017 02:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: representative democracy, equality, malapportionment, gerrymander, one vote one value, right to vote, political communication
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940202 Electoral Systems

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