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Voter ID

The question of whether voters should be required to present an acceptable form of identification (ID) when casting a ballot at a federal election has persisted. Executive summary The question of whether voters should be required to present an acceptable form of identification (ID) when...
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South Australian state election 2014

The re-election of a Labor Government at the 2014 South Australian state election came as a surprise to many. This paper provides an overview of the election campaigns and the results. Executive summary The re-election of a Labor Government at the 2014 South Australian (SA)...
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Elections and electoral systems: a quick guide to key internet links

Provides links to information on Australian electoral administration authorities, electoral legislation, Australian electoral history, and relevant overseas electoral authorities.
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Federal Election 2013: issues, dynamics, outcomes

This paper provides a week-by-week summary of the key issues and controversies of the 2013 Federal Election. Key points: the election of 21 September 1940, when an incumbent Menzies government survived with the support of two independents. major changes in the rules for the election...
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Rudd redux: victory and defeat

This paper explores the return of Kevin Rudd to the Prime Ministership in 2013, and the issues and dynamics that animated politics prior to Rudd’s announcement of the 2013 election. Introduction: The return of Kevin Rudd to the Labor leadership on 26 June 2013 and...