Limiting Democracy: The Erosion of Electoral Rights in Australia
Recently introduced legislation and other proposal from government ministers threaten Australians' right to vote. Brian Costar and Colin A. Hughes argue that rather than watering down democratic rights we need to strengthen the key features of our electoral system.
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