Damon Muller

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The 2019 federal election

This paper provides an overview of the 2019 federal election, including the results, the political environment, and the major features of the campaign.
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Online political communication—does this post need to be authorised?

While it seems unlikely that unaware members of the public will face big fines from the AEC for their political Facebook posts, voters, donors and campaigners should familiarise themselves with the new rules, writes Damon Muller.

Digital technology, the electoral system and the parliament: a quick guide

This guide provides brief background information about digital technology in relation to the electoral system, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), and the Parliament.

Election funding and disclosure in Australian states and territories: a quick guide - November 2018 update

This guide summarises the often complex funding and disclosure laws federally, and in each Australian state and territory. These laws regulate who can make and receive political donations, how and when those donations must be disclosed, how much money political parties can spend on election...

Bills Digest: Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

In announcing this Bill as part of a package of bills focusing on foreign interference in Australian politics, the Prime Minister specifically highlighted China, whilst noting that the reforms were not purely about China.