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PODCAST – Compulsory voting: how it happened in Australia, and could it happen in the UK?

Judith Brett book cover - From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting
Time for an international turn on Never Mind The Bar Charts, with Professor Judith Brett, author of From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia got compulsory voting.

It’s a great book about how democracy developed in Australia. Not only how voting ended up mandatory but also why so many people eat sausages when voting, the flirtation with round ballot papers and the way British politicians accidentally gave the Australians more democracy than they realised.

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From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia got compulsory voting by

ISBN: 9781925603842
My rating (out of 5): 4.0
Fascinating account of how Australia ended up with the many distinctive features of its democracy
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