From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting by way of Judith Brett
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Overview: It’s obligatory to vote in Australia.
We are one in every of a handful of nations on the earth that put in force this rule at election time, and the one English-speaking nation that makes its electorate vote.
Not best that, we embody it. We have fun obligatory vote casting with barbeques and cake stalls at polling stations, and election events that spill over into Sunday morning.
But how did this come to be: when and why used to be vote casting in Australia made obligatory? How has this affected our politics? And how else is the best way we vote other from different democracies?
Lively and galvanizing, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage is a landmark account of the nature of Australian democracy by way of the prestigious historian Judith Brett, the prize-winning biographer of Alfred Deakin.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General