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Stuck in a Rut: The Problem with Australia's Electoral Apparatus

Brent, Peter


The origins of the distinguishing features of the Australian Electoral Commission can be found in nineteenth-century South Australia, when that colony led the world in electoral administration. It was the first jurisdiction to develop a professional, permanent, independent election management body, with salaried electoral officials, and to pursue continuous, State-initiated enrolment. South Australia evolved this way because, to extend path dependence terminology, it was 'locked out' of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361140903066971


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