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Australian parliament’s dual citizenship fiasco to roll into 2018

The constitutional high farce that has already seen 8 Australian MPS and Senators removed from Parliament now sees around a dozen more MPs under threat of removal. From July this … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Queensland voters continue the breakdown of two-party dominance

Over 30% of Queensland voters have turned away from the state’s two traditional major political parties, in a complex election result which will take several days to resolve. The election … Continue reading

November 26, 2017 · 4 Comments

Queensland headed for close, complex election result

Voters in the Australian state of Queensland will elect their state Legislative Assembly tomorrow. The poll is shaping up as a close contest between the two main parties, with the … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Queensland state election called early – for last time?

The Legislative Assembly of Queensland has been dissolved for an early election – possibly the last time a state premier can casually choose an election date in Australia. Once the … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Dual foreign citizens ousted from Australian Parliament

Australian voters cannot elect candidates with inherited dual citizenship to their national Parliament, the nation’s High Court has ruled, despite nearly half of the nation’s people having – or being … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

In memoriam: leading Australian electoral reformer passes away

One of the architects of the leading-edge electoral system used to elect the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, Canberra resident Boguslaw (Bogey) Musidlak, passed away last week. Musidlak, 63, was … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

Australian seat redistribution shifts future parliamentary balance of power

A looming redistribution of parliamentary seats between the Australian states has demonstrated that small changes have large consequences, with the national Opposition Labor Party set to yield a net four-seat … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Australian electoral roll tops 16 million after marriage vote enrolment surge

The Australian electoral roll has surged to its highest and most complete level ever, in time for the planned national survey of views on marriage equality scheduled to commence in … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Publisher calls for weighted vote system for Australian Parliament

Voters should maintain a direct and dynamic online relationship with professional parliamentarians, who would exercise weighted voting power in parliament according to how many supporters they maintain, according to a … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Australian dual citizenship rules could distort composition of Parliament

Australia’s late 19th-century constitutional bar on duel citizenships, combined with more modern 20th and 21st century national approaches to the notion of citizenship, threatens to make the Australian Parliament increasingly … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · 1 Comment