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dc.contributor.authorOrr, Graeme
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-06T06:01:44Z
dc.date.available2020-01-06T06:01:44Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.issn0067205X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/121606
dc.description.abstractThis article argues against the disenfranchisement of prisoners and explores the terrain of possible political and legal reform in this area. After a brief introduction defending the importance of the franchise, the article falls into several parts. First, there is an examination of the definition of the franchise by Australian electoral law, in the context of international norms. The second part explores arguments for and against prisoner enfranchisement, and draws on overseas jurisprudence, and historical and political theory. The practical effect of the disenfranchisement is then assessed statistically, and also in terms of realpolitik. Finally, the possibility of using anti-discrimination law to challenge these laws is considered.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAustralian National University
dc.publisher.placeCanberra
dc.publisher.urihttps://flr.law.anu.edu.au/
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom55
dc.relation.ispartofpageto82
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFederal Law Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleBallotless and Behind Bars: Commonwealth Electoral Law and The Denial of Votes To Prisoners
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Law
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorOrr, Graeme D.


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