Accessing democracy:

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Accessing democracy:
submission to the Australian Government in response to the Electoral Reform Green Paper - Strengthening Australia's Democracy
Bailey, Brenda.
Publication Date:
27 Nov 2009
Publication Type:

This submission responds to the second federal government Green Paper on electoral reform. In its first submission, PIAC focussed on financing and management of election campaigns; this submission deals with electoral enrolment, voting systems and polling. PIAC puts forward recommendations based on implementing a secret ballot for all adult Australian citizens. To do this, legislative reform is required and the application of new technology for enrolments and casting a ballot. To support the reforms a civic education program is also required to ensure that the community, particularly young people and those granted citizenship, are familiar with Australian government and electoral systems.

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