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Electoral administration and Aboriginal voting power in the Northern Territory: Reality and potential viewed from the 2019 Federal election

Sanders, Will


Due to population proportion, Aboriginal people have the potential to exercise electoral power in Australia’s Northern Territory. Looking back from 2019, this paper explores the contribution of Aboriginal votes to Federal elections in the Northern Territory. It argues that Aboriginal votes have made the Territory stronger for Labor, compared to regional areas of Queensland and Western Australia. It also notes low enrolment and turnout figures in House of Representatives divisions with high...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Date published: 2019
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5df209771dd57
Access Rights: Open Access


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