The disenfranchisement of prisoners : Roach v Electoral Commissioner & Anor - modernity v feudalism

Brown, David (2007) The disenfranchisement of prisoners : Roach v Electoral Commissioner & Anor - modernity v feudalism. Alternative Law Journal, 32(3), pp. 132-137.

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Abstract

David Brown takes a road trip to Canberra for the Roach fixture at the High Court where modernity is attempting a fight-back against the resurrection of civil death. With echoes of Hunter S Thompson as rugby league follower, the author recounts a trip to Canberra to observe a case in which Vickie Lee Roach, an Indigenous woman prisoner, challenged (successfully as it later turns out) the Howard government's 2006 legislation disenfranchising all serving prisoners.

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ID Code: 68068
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1037-969X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2014 22:28
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 02:54

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