The Constitutionality of Australia's Compulsory Voting System

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This paper considers whether it might be possible to constitutionally challenge Australia's system of compulsory voting. It explains it what sense voting is 'compulsory', before considering arguments in favour of and against it being constitutionally valid. Arguably, forcing a person to vote infringes their implied freedom of political communication.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)591-608
Number of pages18
JournalAustralian Journal of Politics and History
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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