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

By Peter Black


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

Topics: 180108 Constitutional Law, Australian politics, election law, internet, Australian Constitution, campaign finance
Publisher: Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd
Year: 2011
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