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Elections 2.0 : reflections on the 2010 federal election and the future of Australian electoral law

Black, Peter (2011) Elections 2.0 : reflections on the 2010 federal election and the future of Australian electoral law. Alternative Law Journal, 36(3), pp. 149-152.

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    Abstract

    This article analyses the 2010 federal election and the impact the internet and social media had on electoral law, and what this may mean for electoral law in the future. Four electoral law issues arising out of the 2010 election as a result of the internet are considered, including online enrolment, regulation of online advertising and comment, fundraising and the role of lobby groups, especially when it comes to crowdsourcing court challenges. Finally, the article offers some suggestions as to how the parliament and the courts should respond to these challenges.

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    ID Code: 46896
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Keywords: Australian politics, election law, internet, Australian Constitution, campaign finance
    ISSN: 1037-969X
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Constitutional Law (180108)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
    Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
    Current > Schools > School of Law
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd
    Deposited On: 09 Nov 2011 10:29
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2011 23:20

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