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[This page is only partially developed – May 2016]

 

Brandt 1915;  The Brandt Preferential System – Majority Vote Ballot, Paulus Brandt, Melbourne, 1915 – a paper advocating a form of multiple-seat preferential voting without surplus transfer

Jowett 1917; Electoral Reform for Australia – Effective Voting, the Preferential Vote and Proportional Representation, Edmund Jowett, Melbourne, 1917 – a paper advocating the adoption of STV or at least preferential voting;  Jowett had been an unsuccessful Nationalist candidate for the seat of Maribyrnong at the 1917 elections

Farrell and Gallagher 1998; Submission to the Independent Commission on the Voting System, David Farrell and Michael Gallagher, Representation 35(1), pp 53-62, 1998

 

Brown 2003; Greater Democracy for the House of Representatives, Senator Bob Brown, Australian Greens discussion paper, October 2003

Democracy Building 2004; Switzerland’s Refined Proportional Representation System, http://www.democracy-building.info/particularities-switzerlands-proportional-election-system.html, 2004 (accessed May 2012)

Hughes 2006; The Independence of Electoral Administration, Colin Hughes, Australian Senate Occasional Lecture, 2006

Bach 2007; Mandates, Consensus, Compromise and the Senate, Stanley Bach, Australian Senate Occasional Lecture, October 2007

Reynolds 2007; Trends in the Australian Party System, Raul Reynolds, Australian Senate Occasional Lecture 2007?

Levitt 2007; The Truth About Voter Fraud, Justin Levitt, Brennan Centre for Justice, 2007

Democratic Audit 2008; Removing partisan bias from Australian electoral legislation – A proposal for an independent electoral law committee, discussion paper, Brendan McCaffrie, Democratic Audit of Australia, 2008

Green 2008; Submission No xx (Antony Green) to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2007 Federal Election, Antony Green, JSCEM, 2008

GetUp! 2008; A Blueprint for Australian Democracy – this Moment and the Renewal of Parliament, Government and Elections, GetUp!, unknown date 2008-09?

Hawker 2008; The Problems of Political and Parliamentary Leadership, Bruce Hawker, address to the Brisbane Institute 23 July 2008

Van der Craats 2008 (i); Submission No 51 (Antony van der Craats) to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2007 Federal Election, Antony Van der Craats, JSCEM, 2008

Van der Craats 2008 (ii); Wright’s System, appendix to Submission No 51 (Antony van der Craats) to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2007 Federal Election, Antony Van der Craats, JSCEM, 2008

Van der Craats 2008 (iii); Comments on evidence given by Antony Green to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2007 Federal Election, Antony Van der Craats, JSCEM, 2008

CDEM 2009 (i); Nonpartisan Election Administration – Model Legislation for the States, Centre for Democracy and Election management, 2009

CDEM 2009 (ii); The State of Elections in the Fifty States – Evaluating the Process Where It Counts, Centre for Democracy and Election management, 2009

 

FairVote 2010; Dubious Democracy 2010, FairVote, fairvote.org

AEC 2011; Submission 87 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election, Australian Electoral Commission, 2011

Brennan Centre 2011 (i); Democracy and Justice – Collected Writings, volume 4, Brennan Centre for Justice, 2011

Brennan Centre 2011 (ii); A 50 State Guide to Redistricting, Brennan Centre for Justice, 2011

CORE 2011; Submission 101 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election, Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia, 2011

Economist 2011; Democracy Index 2011 – Democracy Under Stress, Economist Intelligence Unit, 2011, http://www.eiu.com

Democratic Audit 2011; Submission 36 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election, Brian Costar, Democratic Audit of Australia, 2011

ERSSA 2011; Submission 85 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election, Electoral Reform Society of South Australia, 2011

Family Voice 2011; Submission 12 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election, Family Voice Australia, 2011

Freedom House 2011; Freedom in the World 2011 – The Authoritarian Challenge to Democracy, Freedom House, 2011

GetUp! 2011; Submission 102 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election, GetUp!, 2011

Hansard Society 2011; Audit of Political Engagement 8 – The 2011 Report, Hansard Society (UK), 2011

Liberal Party 2011; Submission 94 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election, Liberal Party of Australia, 2011

Marshall and Cole 2011; Conflict, Governance and State Fragility – Global Report 2011, Centre for Systemic Peace, 2011, http://www.systemicpeace.org

Murray 2011; Submission 3 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election, Andrew Murray, 2011

National Party 2011; Submission 93 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election, National Party of Australia, 2011

Orr 2011; Submission 92 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election, Graeme Orr, 2011

UKIG 2011; One Year On – The First Year of Coalition Government, Institute for Government (UK), 2011

Weiser and Norden 2011; Voting Law Changes in 2012, Wendy Weser and Lawrence Norden, Brennan Centre for Justice, 2011

Williams 2011; Submission 16 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2010 Federal Election, George Williams, 2011

 

FairVote 2012; Descriptions of Ballot Voting Methods, http://www.fairvote.org [retrieved 2012

PRSA 2012; A History of the [PR] Society [of Australia] and its Branches, Proportional Representation Society of Australia website, January 2012

RangeVoting 2012 (i); Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem – how can range voting accomplish the impossible?, RangeVoting.Org website, accessed 2 September 2012

RangeVoting 2012 (ii); Clarke-Groves-Tideman-Tullock “perfect” scheme for voting-with-money, RangeVoting.Org website, accessed 2 September 2012

Richie and Heller 2012; Alternative Single Winner Election Methods and the Law, Rob Richie and Jessica Heller, FairVote Policy Perspective, 2012

Spencer 2012; The Top Two Primary in Action: Washington State 2008-2012, Drew Spencer, FairVote Research Report, 2012

Voting Patterns 2012: Arrows’s Theorem, Voting Patterns blogsite, 2012

Weiser and Kasden 2012: Voting Law Changes: Election Update, Wendy Weiser and Diana Kasden, Brennan Centre for Justice, 2012

 

Brennan Centre 2013: Democracy and Justice – Collected Writings, volume 6, Brennan Centre for Justice, 2013

FairVote 2013: Every Vote Equal: A State-based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote, Robert Ritchie and others, FairVote 2013

 

ALP 2014: Submission 187 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Australian Labor Party, 2014

Aust Christians 2014: Submission 179 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Australian Christians, 2014

Baalman 2014: Submission 181 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Malcolm Baalman (submitted with name withheld), 2014

Curtis 2014: Submission 131 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Chris Curtis, 2014

ERA 2014: Submission 87 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Electoral Reform Australia, 2014

ERSSA 2014: Submission 145 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Electoral Reform Society of South Australia, 2014

Family Voice 2014: Submission 21 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Family Voice Australia, 2014

Green 2014: Submission 180 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Antony Green, 2014

Liberal Party 2014: Submission 188 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Liberal Party of Australia, 2014

Maley 2014: Submission 19 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Michael Maley, 2014

National Party 2014: Submission 184 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, National Party of Australia, 2014

Palmer 2014: Submission 92 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Clive Palmer MP, 2014

PDP 2014: Submission 155 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Progressive Democratic Party, 2014

PRSA 2014: Submission 142 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Proportional Representation Society of Australia, 2014

PRSA (ACT) 2014 (i): Opportunities to Improve Voter Influence; Submission by the Proportional Representation Society of Australia (Australian Capital Territory Branch) to the Select Committee on Amendments to the Electoral Act 1992, May 2014

PRSA (ACT) 2014 (ii): Inertia Not Part of the Australian Capital Territory’s Electoral Ethos; Supplementary submission by the Proportional Representation Society of Australia (Australian Capital Territory Branch) to the Select Committee on Amendments to the Electoral Act 1992, June 2014

PRSA (Vic-Tas) 2014: Submission 186 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Proportional Representation Society of Australia Victorian-Tasmanian Division, 2014

The Greens 2014: Submission 175 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Australian Greens, 2014

Van der Kraats 2014: One Vote One Value – Change that counts, The Reiterative Count “Wright System”, supplementary presentation to Submission 100 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, Anthony Van der Kraats, 2014

Williams 2014: Submission 23 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2013 Federal Election, George Williams, 2014

 

Baalman 2016: Submission 008 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Malcolm Baalman, 2016

Bonham 2016: Submission 031 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Kevin Bonham, 2016

Day 2016: Submission 052 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Senator Bob Day, 2016

Elkington 2016: Submission 0037 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Daniel Elkington, 2016

ERS-SA 2016: Submission 053 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Electoral Reform Society of South Australia, 2016

Green A 2016: Submission 030 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Antony Green, 2016

Greens 2016: Submission 097 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Australian Greens, 2016

Johnston 2016: Submission 057 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Adam Johnston, 2016

LDP 2016: Submission 100 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Liberal Democrat Party, 2016

Maley 2016: Submission 003 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Michael Maley, 2016

McKerras 2016: Submission 106 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Malcolm McKerras, 2016

Norden et al 2016: Five to Four, Lawrence Norden, Brent Ferguson and Douglas Keith, Brennan centre for Justice, 2016

Perez 2016: Election Integrity: a Pro-Voter Agenda, Myrna Perez, Brenenan Centre for Justice, 2016

PRSA 2016: Submission 104 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Proportional Representation Society of Australia, 2016

PRSA Vic-Tas 2016: Submission 073 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Proportional Representation Society of Australia – Victoria-Tasmania branch, 2016

Twomey 2016: Submission 060 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Ann Twomey, 2016

Woldring 2016: Submission 061 to the JSCEM Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016, Klaas Woldring, 2016

 

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