The Electoral Regulation Research Network and Democratic Audit of Australia Working Paper Series


The Electoral Regulation Research Network was established in 2012 with the aim of fostering exchange and discussion amongst academics, electoral commissions and other interested groups on research relating to electoral regulation.

To this end, the Network together with the Democratic Audit of Australia will be publishing a series of working papers – often called 'discussion papers' – to help foster discussion about all aspects of electoral regulation. These working papers will be posted on the Network's website and circulated to members of the Network. They will also be posted on the Democratic Audit of Australia's website.

We welcome papers written on all aspects relating to electoral regulation from academics, electoral commission officials, parliamentarians, party officials and others interested in this field.

Submission guidelines

No. Working Paper
44

The Law of Deliberative Democracy: Deliberating in a Crisis

Dr Ron Levy (Senior Lecturer in Law, ANU)
December 2016

43

Political Donations and Safeguards Code

Neil A. Freestone (Solicitor)
August 2016

42

Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns in the Maldives

Aminath Sweiza Naeem (Student, University of Melbourne)
June 2016

41

A Framework Convention Against Political Corruption

James D. Cooper (Student, University of Melbourne)
June 2016

40

An Instance of Cartel Behaviour? The Politics of Senate Electoral Reform 2016

Dr Nick Economou (Monash University)
April 2016

39

Prohibiting Corporate Felon Political Spending: Is It Possible?

Sheldon Oski (Student, Melbourne Law School)
April 2016

38

Electoral Fairness in South Australia

Sasha Lynch (Student, University of Adelaide)
March 2016

37

Alternative Voting Plus: A Proposal for the South Australian House of Assembly

Daniel Messemaker (BA (Hons) Student, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Adelaide)
March 2016

36

The Regulation of Lobbying in New South Wales

Mel Keenan (Principal Legal Officer, NSW Electoral Commission)
March 2016

35

Electoral Integrity and The AEC

Tom Rogers (Electoral Commissioner, Australian Electoral Commission)
February 2016

34

Electoral Rights, Parliament and the Courts: The Case of Prisoner Voting in New Zealand

Andrew Geddis (Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Otago)
February 2016

33

Implications of Change in Electoral Campaign Finance Laws in NSW

Felicity Wright (Senior Advisor, Regulatory Advice and Analysis, NSW Electoral Commission)
February 2016

32

Campaigning and Regulation: Time for Change?

Warwick Gately AM (Electoral Commissioner of Victoria)
February 2016

31

Who Votes Early in Victoria? Assessing the Demographic Correlates of Early Voting in Person at Victorian State Elections, 2006 to 2014

Nathaniel Reader (Swinburne Institute for Social Research)
August 2015

30

For Compulsory Voting

Lisa Hill (University of Adelaide)
March 2015

29

Professionalisation: Of What, Since When ,and By Whom

Stephen Mills (Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney)
October 2014

28

Postals and Personation in the United Kingdom

Brian Costar (Swinburne Institute for Social Research)
October 2014

27

Enhancing Local Government Democracy: City of Melbourne

Ken Coghill (Monash), Yee-Fui Ng (Monash) and Paul Thornton-Smith (Victorian Electoral Commission)
September 2014

26

Polling Officials: The Strength and Weakness of Democratic Systems

Ed Killesteyn (Australian Electoral Commissioner, 2009 – 2014)
September 2014

25

Victorian Local Government Electoral Review

Petro Georgiou AO (Chair of the Local Government Electoral Review Panel (Victoria) and Former Member for Kooyong)
April 2014

24

The Application of Strict Liability to NSW Funding and Disclosure Offences

Alison Byrne (Principal Legal Officer, NSW Electoral Commission)
February 2014

23

The Right to Vote and the Bill of Rights Debate

Emeritus Professor Colin Hughes (University of Queensland)
November 2013

22

High Court Challenges and the Limits of Political Finance Law

Professor George Williams (Anthony Mason Professor, Scientia Professor, Foundation - Director Gilbert+Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales)
November 2013

21

2013 Redivision of Victorian Electoral Boundaries

Dr Paul Thornton-­Smith (Secretary, Electoral Boundaries Commission)
November 2013

20

Deliberative Democracy and Electoral Management Bodies: The Case of Australian Electoral Commissions

Associate Professor Joo-Cheong Tham (Director, Electoral Regulation Research Network, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne)
November 2013

19

Campaign Professionalisation: Levelling the Playing Field or Tipping the Scales?

Jennifer Rayner (Centre for the Study of Australian Politics, Australian National University)
November 2013

18

Private Association and Public Brand: The Dualistic Conception of Political Parties in the Common Law World

Professor Graeme Orr (Professor of Law, University of Queensland, Australia)
November 2013

17

Party Professionalisation: Electoral Regulation and National Party Officials

Dr Stephen Mills (Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney)
November 2013

16

Optional Preferential Voting for the Australian Senate

Michael Maley (Associate, Centre for Democratic Institutions, Australian National University)
November 2013

15

The Law of Deliberative Democracy: Seeding the Field

Dr Ron Levy (Lecturer, Griffith University)
November 2013

14

New Developments in Political Speech Case Law

Professor Katharine Gelber (Professor of Politics and Public Policy, and an ARC Future Fellow (2012-­?2016), in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland)
November 2013

13

New Zealand's Ill-Fated Review of MMP

Professor Andrew Geddis (Faculty of Law, University of Otago)
November 2013

12

Australian Political Finance Law in International Perspective

Andrew Ellis (Director for Asia and the Pacific, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance)
November 2013

11

From Opinion to Ownership: OurSay and What the Citizens' Agenda Can Teach Us About Enagagement and Elections

Eyal Halamish (Co-Founder and CEO, OurSay)
November 2013

10

Reform Options for the South Australian Legislative Council

Antony Green (Australian Broadcasting Association)
November 2013

9

Fairness and Equality in Electoral Distributions

Jenni Newton-Farrelly (Electoral Specialist, South Australian Parliament Research Library)
November 2013

8

Political Funding and Disclosure Schemes: Approaches to Compliance and Enforcement

Bradley Edgman (Australian Electoral Commission)
November 2013

7 Letting the People Decide: Local Government, Gay Marriage and the Politics of Referendums

Professor George Williams (Anthony Mason Professor, Scientia Professor, Foundation Director ? Gilbert+Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales)
June 2013

6

Fair Enough? Redistributions in Australia

Jenni Newton-Farrelly (Electoral Specialist, South Australian Parliament Research Library)
April 2013

5

Ministerial Advisers: Influences on the Executive and Accountability Mechanisms

Yee-Fui Ng (Sessional Lecturer and PhD Candidate, Monash University Law School)
October 2012

4

The Fairness Clause in South Australia

Jenni Newton-Farrelly (Electoral Specialist, South Australian Parliament Research Library)
October 2012

3

Issues for Electoral Regulators

Dean Jaensch AO (formerly Professor of Politics, Flinders University)
October 2012

2

Research and Electoral Regulation

Jane Peace (Northern Territory Electoral Commission)
October 2012

1

The Victorian Independent Broad-­based Anti-­Corruption Commission (IBAC): A Toothless Tiger?

The Hon. T.H. Smith QC (Adjunct Professor, Monash University, Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, and Chair of the Accountability Round Table)
August 2012