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From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage : How Australia Got Compulsory Voting / Judith Brett
Bib ID 8053305
Format BookBook [text, online resource, volume]
Author
Brett, Judith, 1949-, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description [Melbourne] : Text Publishing, 2019 
©2019 
Melbourne, Victoria : The Text Publishing Company, 2019 
1 online resource (208 pages) 
ISBN 9781925626810 (EPUB eBook : :)
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text file : EPUB eBook : 3.2MB 

Summary

It's compulsory to vote in Australia. We are one of a handful of countries in the world that enforce this rule at election time, and the only English-speaking country that makes its citizens vote. Not only that, we embrace it. We celebrate compulsory voting with barbeques and cake stalls at polling stations, and election parties that spill over into Sunday morning. But how did this come to be: when and why was voting in Australia made compulsory? How has this affected our politics? And how else is the way we vote different from other democracies? Lively and inspiring, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage is a landmark account of the character of Australian democracy by the celebrated historian Judith Brett, the prize-winning biographer of Alfred Deakin.

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Subjects Voting, Compulsory -- Australia -- History.  |  Political parties -- Australia -- History.  |  Political participation -- Australia -- History.  |  Elections & referenda.  |  Political structures: democracy.  |  Political Science - Practical Politics.  |  Political Science - Elections.  |  Democracy -- Australia -- History.  |  Australia -- Politics and government.  |  Australian
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