Scott C. Bennett

First Name: Scott C.
Last Name: Bennett
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16 November 2008

As leader of the opposition and now as prime minister, Kevin Rudd promised that a constitutional referendum to introduce fixed House terms would be held on the same day as the next Commonwealth...

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22 September 2008

The Australian Greens emerged as a unified political force during the 1990s, with Franklin Dam activist and Tasmanian MP, Bob Brown, as its nationally recognised leader. The 2004 and 2007...

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22 September 2008

This paper details House of Representatives by-elections held from 14 September 1901 (Darling Downs) to 6 September 2008 (Lyne and Mayo).

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8 May 2008

This research paper is in two parts. Part one is a narrative discussion of the election campaign and the election outcome. Part two comprises a comprehensive set of statistics, including vote...

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15 January 2008

A feature of Australia’s federal system is that power over spending and policy-making is becoming increasingly concentrated in the Commonwealth. One major way this power is exercised through...

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21 August 2007

This research report surveys the operation of three types of voting system – first past the post, preferential and proportional representation (single transferable vote) – in Australia. Despite...

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15 June 2007

On 27 June 2007 Tony Blair, British Prime Minister since 1997, resigned office in favour of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown. Blair's had been a remarkable term of office.

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25 May 2007

During 2005–2006, Newspoll had the NSW Labor party trailing the Coalition parties, pointing to community unhappiness in a state with a host of government service delivery problems. Despite this,...

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9 May 2007

The Australian federal system, established in 1901, is one of the oldest functioning federal systems in the world. However, in recent years the system has come under increasing criticism as being...

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1 February 2007

The recently-completed redistribution for the NSW House of Representatives seats was unusually controversial. There was concern in rural areas over the loss of a country seat - which was also a ‘...