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Alice Springs' Unrepresentative Council: Cause for Intervention?

Sanders, Will


The paper explains how the vote counting system used in Northern Territory local government leads to very poor electoral outcomes which concentrate representation rather than spread it. It discusses how, in the case of Alice Springs, this has produced a narrowly based council with no representation from town camps. It argues that this vote counting system should be changed and notes that it is currently under review by the Northern Territory Government, partly because of this critique. However...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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