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Tag archives: Australian Electoral Commission

Could historical ministerial decisions be overturned?

Sally Whyte November 9, 2017 11 Comments

Legal experts explain whether or not it would be possible to question decisions of former ministers.

Poll Bludger: voters return in droves to the One Nation bandwagon

William Bowe June 19, 2017 7 Comments

After all the controversy of the past couple of months, there has been a curious resurgence in support for Pauline Hanson's One Nation.

How bad is voter fraud in Australia?

Crikey February 15, 2017

Not as bad as conservatives would have you believe.

Mayne: big banks should quit making political donations

Stephen Mayne February 2, 2017 4 Comments

The financial services sector has been revealed as the most generous industry for Australia’s political parties in the 2015-16 donations data.

Vagaries of donations data make proper scrutiny impossible

Bernard Keane February 1, 2017 4 Comments

Careful how you interpret the latest political donations figures -- the reporting system is so bad, it's almost impossible to keep a proper eye on the major political parties.

Let voters elect weirdos and the imperfect

Crikey November 23, 2016 8 Comments

Constitutional rules surrounding Australian elections represent centuries-old British legal language and morality. And they should be done away with.

The Chinese surveillance company safeguarding Australian democracy

Bernard Keane July 15, 2016 6 Comments

A company at the very heart of the China's draconian security regime is helping guard our ballot papers, courtesy of a contract with the Australian Electoral Commission, write Bernard Keane and Asher Wolf.

Is the new Senate counting process actually transparent?

Crikey July 11, 2016 4 Comments

The new Senate ballot counting process is efficient, but is it transparent? An anonymous election technology expert explains how the process works.

The politics of the eternal waiting room

Bernard Keane July 8, 2016 24 Comments

We're waiting for the election result, waiting to see when Malcolm Turnbull develops an agenda, or gets rolled, and we've been waiting for years, always waiting for the next thing in politics that never arrives.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey July 8, 2016 3 Comments

Votes lost ... premierships won ... Fairfax v Fairfax ...