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Foreign interference and Australian electoral security in the digital era

Digitisation of elections in Australia induces new vulnerabilities that malign foreign entities can exploit to subvert our democratic sovereignty. Despite this threat landscape, according to this paper, Australia’s digital-analogue hybridity safeguards federal elections from hard cyber security risks that might seek to directly tamper with...
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Federal voter ID laws

This working paper compiles a number of pieces by participants from a seminar to discuss the federal government’s recently announced intentions to enact new voter ID requirements for federal elections—a proposal that raises questions of constitutionality and broader democratic policy.
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The climate crisis and democracy: from democratic debilitation to innovation

The climate crisis is also a crisis for democracy, however, it is possible to renew and re-imagine democracy to achieve a more effective response to the climate crisis.
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How does digital campaigning affect the problems of political finance?

This paper deals with the intersection between three sets of challenges that constitute existential threats to democracies across the world. The first is money in politics which not only poses the danger of ‘policy capture’ but also, in worse scenarios, state capture by monied interests.
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Remote voting under COVID-19

This report explores the efficacy of modalities which relieve electors from in-person voting.
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Electoral management under COVID-19

This paper finds that election administrators seeking to plan their activities against the background of COVID-19 will be confronted with uncertainty on a grand scale, making their task more akin to preparing for elections in insecure places such as Iraq or Afghanistan than getting ready...
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The role of new media in increasing youth political engagement

This paper examines the role new media can play in the political engagement of young people, including the critique that social media platforms are not generally democratic fora and their general use and adoption by young and older people does not cultivate democratic values.
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Engaging youth - strategies for creating interested and informed voters

This paper reports on what young people themselves believe their democratic responsibility is and what their level of engagement should be. It argues that their testimony provides an important insight and crucial information that will be of use not just to academics but also to...
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Electoral democracy in Australia: crisis, resilience and renewal

This paper examines the state of Australian democracy and considers some mechanisms that have been said to have the potential to improve democratic representation.
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Digital campaigning and political finance in the Asia and the Pacific region

Drawing on insights from Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan and Kyrgyzstan, this report connects the global decline of democracies to digital disruption and calls for strengthened regulatory frameworks along with its enforcement to prevent monied interests and hidden actors from influencing the outcome of democratic elections.