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From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting by [Brett, Judith]
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Alone among English-speaking democracies, Australia compels its citizens to vote . . . It forces politicians to consider the impact of their policies on all groups of Australians, especially the disadvantaged and marginalised, and so contributes to a more equal and just society.

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It’s compulsory to vote in Australia.

We are one of a handful of countries in the world that enforce this rule at election time, and the only English-speaking country that makes its citizens vote.

Not only that, we embrace it. We celebrate compulsory voting with barbeques and cake stalls at polling stations, and election parties that spill over into Sunday morning.

But how did this come to be: when and why was voting in Australia made compulsory? How has this affected our politics? And how else is the way we vote different from other democracies?

Lively and inspiring, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage is a landmark account of the character of Australian democracy by the celebrated historian Judith Brett, the prize-winning biographer of Alfred Deakin.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4022 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1925603849
  • Publisher: Text Publishing (5 March 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07HP8VH1F
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,223 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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