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Compulsory voting in Australia: turnout with and without it

8 Nov 2005
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Using international evidence, Jonathon Louth and Lisa Hill argue that when compulsory voting is properly administered in a congenial setting (such as Australia), it is the best means for guaranteeing high and socio-demographically equal rates of voting participation. Without it, Australian democracy would be experiencing the same citizenship crises currently being experienced in most other industrialised, voluntary voting settings.

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2005
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