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Research Note - Western Australian Electoral Reforms: Labor Finally Succeeds

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2006

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Kelly, Norman

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

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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 parties involved. Quotations in this paper are drawn from these interviews, which were conducted in August 2004.

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Australian Journal of Political Science

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10.1080/10361140600849000

Restricted until

2037-12-31