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Research Note - Western Australian Electoral Reforms: Labor Finally Succeeds

Kelly, Norman


Australian electoral systems have a history of malapportionment, designed to give added voting weight to rural and remote areas. However, by 2000, all Australian jurisdictions except Western Australia had adopted voting equality within specified tolerances. This paper provides a brief analysis of the Gallop Labor government's efforts to reform the Western Australian system, drawing primarily on interviews with key players involved in the debates, including parliamentary members of the political...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361140600849000


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