Those with an interest in the state of Australian democracy could do a lot worse than to subscribe to the Democratic Audit of Australia‘s email list, which offers electoral news along with updates of the Audit’s own activities. Talking points from the latest edition:
Mumble man Peter Brent and Simon Jackman of Stanford University crunch the electoral enrolment numbers and conclude that the Australian Electoral Commission has been more proficient at expunging than at enrolling or re-enrolling voters.
Swinburne University politics professor Brian Costar appeared on Radio National’s Perspective last week to discuss Vickie Lee Roach’s legal challenge against disenfranchisement of prisoners, which can be read here (electoral matters have been getting a good run on the program lately: Tuesday’s edition featured Peter Andren, independent Calare MP and Senate candidate, who offered a familiar critique of the Senate voting system).
Yet more from Radio National: this time an item on the Law Report program dealing with concerns about the severe new electoral enrolment regime.