Electoral Reform Green Paper – Strengthening Australia’s Democracy

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Introduction

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.

An online discussion forum on the second green paper was held from 9-27 November 2009.Top

Second Electoral Reform Green Paper – Strengthening Australia’s Democracy

Strengthening Australia’s Democracy (by Chapter)

Part 1: Australia’s Electoral Architecture

Part 2: Key Elements of the Electoral Process

Part 3: Conclusion

Viewing and Downloading this Publication

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Publication disclaimer

The RTF of this publication has been produced from the PDF version. The PDF version of the Electoral Reform Green Paper -– Strengthening Australia’s Democracy is the authoritative version of the document.Top

Submissions

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.

If you have questions about the Green Paper process, please contact the Secretariat on telephone 02 6271 5499 or by email to electoralreformsecretariat@pmc.gov.au. Top

Online Discussion Forum

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.

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Last Updated: 14 December 2009