Posts Tagged ‘Electoral Act’

When we look at aftermath of the USA election, it is easy to feel rather self-righteous in Australia that it could not happen here. Except our system is actually in a rather bad way but nobody in parliament wants to do a thing about it, even when we are now vulnerable to the corrupt.

Our electoral system is much more centralised than that of the USA. So, we will not see the same sort of state-by-state drama here. But what we do have is an outdated Electoral Act and a largely powerless Australian Electoral Commission. Our 2019 election emphasised just how vulnerable our system really is. (more…)