Electoral Reform Green Paper – Strengthening Australia’s Democracy
- Electoral Reform Green Paper – Strengthening Australia’s Democracy
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The Australian Government’s second electoral reform green paper, Electoral Reform Green Paper – Strengthening Australia’s Democracy was released on 23 September 2009 by the Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig.
Submissions on the second green paper were invited by 27 November 2009.
Strengthening Australia’s Democracy (by Chapter)
Part 1: Australia’s Electoral Architecture
- Chapter 1: Introduction to the Australian electoral system - PDF 92KB
- Chapter 2: Standards, qualities and expectations - PDF 73KB
- Chapter 3: The legal framework for elections - PDF 79KB
- Chapter 4: The franchise - PDF 132KB
- Chapter 5: Representation and voting system - PDF 187KB
- Chapter 6: Electoral management bodies – structure, functions and independence - PDF 117KB
Part 2: Key Elements of the Electoral Process
- Chapter 7: Enrolment and participation - PDF 267KB
- Chapter 8: Registration of parties, and candidate nominations - PDF 121KB
- Chapter 9: Education for electoral participation - PDF 129KB
- Chapter 10: The campaign - PDF 144KB
- Chapter 11: Polling - PDF 202KB
- Chapter 12: Scrutiny of ballots - PDF 100KB
- Chapter 13: Dispute resolution - PDF 92KB
- Chapter 14: Compliance and enforcement - PDF 87KB
Part 3: Conclusion
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Submissions were invited to be lodged by 27 November 2009. Submissions received have been posted on this website on the Electoral Reform Submissions page. The Australian Government appreciates the contributions of all organisations and individuals who have made submissions on the Green Paper.
An online discussion forum was held on this website from Monday 9 November to Friday 27 November 2009, providing an opportunity for members of the community to provide comments and engage with each other in relation to the matters raised in the second green paper.
You can view the comments that were made to the online discussion forum.