Elections

Policy report

13 Sep 2018

The policy initiatives outlined in this document will provide every council and federal member with the opportunity to deliver tangible outcomes to every community in Australia.

Discussion paper

Electoral expenditure, political donations and public funding of political parties and candidates
24 Aug 2018

This discussion paper sets out the proposed levels of caps on electoral expenditure and political donations, as well as the introduction of partial public funding of political parties and candidates as recommended by the independent inquiry.

Journal article

23 Aug 2018

This article examines the primary ways in which algorithmic political communication—organized by automated scripts on social media—may undermine elections in democracies.

Report

23 Aug 2018

This report finds that the conduct of the Members in question does not constitute a contempt of Parliament, even though in some cases, the conduct was not up to the standard expected from Victorian MPs.

Journal article

15 Aug 2018

Declining net migration gains in New Zealand and concerns over exploitation of people on study and short-term work visas has delayed major changes in immigration policy through to June 2018.

Report

14 Aug 2018

On 1 December 2016 the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory resolved to conduct an Inquiry under section 4A of the Inquiries Act (NT) into options for the reform of political funding and donations in the Northern Territory (‘the Inquiry’).

Commentary

9 Aug 2018

Dominic Kelly investigates the false promise of digital democracy.

Report

8 Aug 2018

In the state of Victoria, there is a role for both the education system and for the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) in the teaching and awareness of civics. The committee believes that civics and a lack of public understanding about the way our democracy works...

Commentary

29 Jul 2018

Deft management and misleading polls helped turn Super Saturday into a public relations coup for Labor.

Commentary

19 Jul 2018

Tony Abbott is an unwelcome presence — for the government at least — amid the tangle of by-elections on 28 July, writes Peter Brent.

Research report

17 Jul 2018

This research paper analyses the results of the 2018 South Australian state election.

Research report

5 Jul 2018

This research paper contains a summary of the federal elections (House of Representatives and Senate) held from 1901 to the latest in 2016 and updates the Senate tables affected by the special counts of Senate votes in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania...

Report

5 Jun 2018

This report has been compiled by the VEC on the conduct of the Greater Geelong City Council general election held in October 2017. The report provides commentary on the services provided by the different branches within the VEC and their performance in the execution of...

Briefing paper

1 May 2018

In this paper, election analyst Antony Green summarises the results of the 2015 election for 21 members to serve in the New South Wales Legislative Council.

Briefing paper

25 Apr 2018

This resource argues that the Turnbull Government’s proposal to ban foreign donations and limit political contributions from charities is a flawed and rash proposal that would undermine democracy.

Journal article

16 Apr 2018

For those who had hoped women's representation would increase following the electoral system change, results have been disappointing. Women's representation since the advent of LPV has followed the inconsistent pattern of previous elections, with small gains offset by significant setbacks.

Report

13 Apr 2018

This report outlines the proposed redistribution of South Australia’s federal electoral divisions and the Redistribution Committee’s reasons supporting the plan.

Commentary

13 Apr 2018

The Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform bill seeks to ban foreign donations to political parties and their “associated entities”. But it also seeks to capture organisations, including charities, that undertake public advocacy on policy issues.

Book

11 Apr 2018

Provides a comprehensive analysis of the 2016 Australian federal election and the contemporary political and policy challenges facing Australian democracy and society today.

Report

9 Apr 2018

While most would agree that only Australians should have the power to influence our election outcomes, our nation is one of the few western democracies where foreign money can still be used to influence domestic elections.

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