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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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
Refereed: Yes
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 00:29
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2011 13:20

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