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  Australia’s Involvement in Elections Abroad
The elections were certified by the UN to have been free and fair, a verdict which was accepted without question by all of the Namibian political parties.
Again, the election was certified by the UN to have been free and fair, and the peace settlement process concluded with the adoption by the newly elected Constituent Assembly of a new Constitution.
The election held there in 1994, the first universal franchise election in that country, was one of the most historically important of the post-war period.
www.aec.gov.au /_content/how/international/abroad.htm   (849 words)

 Politics of Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The government of Australia is a federation in the context of a constitutional monarchy, and Australians elect state and territory legislatures as well as a bicameral Parliament of Australia based on the Westminster System.
An overview on elections and election results is included in Elections in Australia.
Australia has become increasingly involved in the internal difficulties of its smaller neighbours, such as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Nauru.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Australia   (1041 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet: Federal Elections in Australia
The Commonwealth of Australia held a federal election on Saturday, October 9, 2004.
Members of both houses of Australia's Parliament - the Senate and the House of Representatives - are chosen by preferential voting systems, which are described here.
The remaining election statistics presented in this space come from official reports and data files issued by the AEC and the Parliament of Australia's Parliamentary Library.
electionresources.org /au   (525 words)

 CNN.com - Australia elections politicize boatpeople - November 7, 2001
The attacks come as Indonesia's ambassador to Australia warns the government to stop politicizing the asylum seeker issue and as three leading academics suggest the nation's Asia-Pacific relations are at their lowest ebb in decades.
Australia's role in leading an international peacekeeping force to the former Indonesian province of East Timor, the illegal immigration dilemma and Indonesia's response to the September 11 terror attacks were all cited as examples of Australia mishandling the relationship.
Australia has taken a tough stance on asylum seekers following an international incident in August this year, where a Norwegian freighter which had rescued a boatload of asylum seekers was denied permission to land the human cargo in Australia.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/auspac/11/07/australia.asylum   (638 words)

 AUSTRALIA: parliamentary elections Senate, 1990
Elections were held for all the seats in the House of Representatives and for half (40) of those in the Senate following premature dissolution of the House on 19 February 1990.
The election date was set on 16 February 1990 and the House of Representatives was dissolved on 19 February; its term was not due to expire until 14 September 1990.
The principal reason for the dissolution given by the Prime Minister was the desirability of synchronizing the election for the House with that of half of the Senate, which had to be held in time for new Senators to take their places on 1 July 1990.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/arc/2016_90.htm   (334 words)

 About Elections in Australia
Australia has an existing two-party system, which means that two key political parties or coalitions control the political scene.
Aborigines were given the right to enroll and vote at Federal elections provided they were permitted to enroll for State elections or had served in the Defense Forces.
Short-term influences include the election campaign and its length, the timing of the election, and the quality of candidates.
www.electionsaustralia.com.au   (257 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet: Federal Elections in Australia - The Senate
In each state and territory, Senate seats are awarded to candidates who attain the state or territory quota, calculated by dividing the number of formal first preference votes cast in the state or territory by one more than the number of seats to be filled, and then adding one to the result.
The surplus transfer may result in the election of one or more candidates, in whose case the described procedure is repeated.
For example, in the 2001 federal election in the state of New South Wales, a total of 3,879,443 first preference votes were cast for sixty-five candidates contesting six Senate seats.
electionresources.org /au/senate.html   (865 words)

 The Militant - March 12, 2001 -- Polarization marks state elections in Australia
In the February elections, the number of Liberal and National party MPs was sharply reduced in both Queensland and Western Australia.
In contemporary Australia, the conservative side of politics is in a condition of crisis, from which it is difficult to imagine its recovery, at least in the short term....
In South Australia, the NP state organization announced February 23 it is splitting from the federal party.
www.themilitant.com /2001/6510/651011.html   (1317 words)

 ARPA: How democratic are Australia's elections?
Australia has long enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of its electoral administration, in particular its non-partisan character.
Australia is very much at the laissez-faire end of this regulatory spectrum, having no bans or limitations on private money except for that given anonymously.
Australia still has a system of electoral administration that is the envy of the world but we have fallen well behind other democracies when it comes to regulating political finance and restricting the role of private money or government advertising in electoral politics.
www.australianreview.net /digest/2004/09/sawer.html   (3163 words)

 AUSTRALIA: parliamentary elections Senate, 1998
Elections were held for 40 Senators following the dissolution of Parliament on 31 August 1998.
In doing so, he stated that the elections would be fought on the issue of "economic management and economic competence".
In the Senate election, however, while the governing coalition and the ALP likewise retained their leading positions, the progressive Australian Democrats, headed by Ms.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/arc/2016_98.htm   (443 words)

 Elections Australia Pty Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In his latter years with the AEC he was largely responsible for Electoral Planning for all of NSW and ACT which included co-ordinating and planning many key operations in connection with parliamentary elections and referendums.
ELECTIONS AUSTRALIA is a small business and Phil personally takes control of all elections that the company conducts.
All staff employed are fully trained and experienced in the conduct of elections.
www.electionsaust.com.au /background.html   (229 words)

 State & Territory Elections In Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
- the election that unexpectedly saw the defeat of the coalition government led by Jeff Kennett.
- the election that returned the ALP to government in the Apple Isle for the first time since 1992.
- the election that saw Jeff Kennett and the Liberal-National coalition returned for a second term with an overwhelming majority.
www.australianpolitics.com /closed/elections-states.shtml   (111 words)

 AsianWeek.com: National News: Fear of a White Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Federal elections in Australia are less than a year from now.
Many among Australia’s burgeoning Asian population don’t see One Nation as a major threat, although its racist rhetoric makes them uncomfortable, reviving memories of the discrimination that was official policy until not so long ago.
Australia has been a magnet in recent years for Asian and Middle Eastern immigrants, many escaping from war and persecution.
www.asianweek.com /2001_03_02/news11_australia_onenation.html   (819 words)

The Governments of Australia and New Zealand today showed their support for the 2006 general election by contributing AUD$3million and NZ$5.3 million respectively.
Australia Foreign Minister Alexander Downer who was present at the Elections Office in Suva this morning, said Australia was pleased to sign a tripartite agreement with representatives from New Zealand and Fiji for a joint programme to support the 2006 general elections.
Ms Hobbs said that although the 2006 election is the focus of this assistance, New Zealand wants to ensue that future elections are run successfully and both Australia and New Zealand have committed to on-going work with the Electoral Office to ensure an accurate and reliable voter registration system.
www.elections.gov.fj /press/20050930.html   (384 words)

 Elections in Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Australia has a de facto two-party system between the Australian Labor Party and the Coalition of the Liberal Party of Australia, National Party of Australia, and Country Liberal Party.
The maximum period between elections is therefore 3 years, 140 days, and the minimum approximately a month.
The duration of Senators' terms are fixed (unless a double dissolution occurs), and elections must occur within a year before the term expires.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elections_in_Australia   (509 words)

 Radio Australia - News - Thailand's elections postponed until November   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
South East Asia Correspondent Karen Percy reports, while a new date has yet to be set the commission has indicated the poll could take place on November 19 or 26.
The change in the polling date had been widely anticipated because of the delay in appointing new commissioners to replace the three who were jailed for mishandling the April election.
In a television interview caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra recorded before going overseas, the prime minister said he was contemplating his future and whether he should give way to a someone else.
www.radioaustralia.net.au /news/stories/s1741464.htm   (234 words)

 Elections - Key Internet Links
Elections Canada: the Canadian agency responsible for the conduct of federal elections and referendums
Elections Canada: A history of the vote in Canada
Election Statistics: from the Office of the Clerk of the House
www.aph.gov.au /library/intguide/pol/polelect.htm   (355 words)

 The Parliament of Australia: A Bibliography: Elections/Public_Opinion
Cunningham, Ross B. "Election Night Forecasting: Australian House of Representatives Election." Master's thesis,Australian National University, 1979.
"Australia's Foreign Policy and the Elections of 1972 and 1975." In Australia at the Polls: TheNational Elections of 1975.
Lloyd, Clement J. " The Media and the Elections." In Australia at the Polls: The National Elections of 1975.
www.indiana.edu /~librcsd/bib/australia_parliament/Elections/Public_Opinion   (537 words)

 Elections and voting - Australia - Government publications (Monash University Library)
Recent election results are also available from the Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia
An Australia wide electronic version of the electoral roll is available for viewing at each Australian Electoral Commission State Head Office, ACT Divisional Office and the Central Office in Canberra.
State electoral rolls may be viewed at Australian Electoral Commission regional offices in the state concerned.
www.lib.monash.edu.au /govpubs/australia/elections-voting.html   (201 words)

 The Parliament of Australia: A Bibliography: Elections/Electoral_Systems
"Parliamentary Elections in Australia." Journal of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies 4 (1970): 632-640.
Canberra: Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 1992.
"Electoral Bias in Australia 1980-1993: The Impact of the 1983 Electoral Amendments." Australian Journal of Political Science 29 (November 1994): 484-500.
www.indiana.edu /~librcsd/bib/australia_parliament/Elections/Electoral_Systems   (753 words)

 The Parliament of Australia: A Bibliography: Elections/Elections
Aitkin, Donald A. "Australia." In Referendums: A Comparative Study of Practice and Theory.
Bevis, A. The Conduct of Elections: New Boundaries for Cooperation.
Butler, David E. "The Australian General Election of 1983." Electoral Studies 2 (1983): 155-157.
www.indiana.edu /~librcsd/bib/australia_parliament/Elections/Elections   (608 words)

 VEC: Elections in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Australia is a representative democracy where we elect representatives to make decisions on our behalf.
There are a number of different ways to vote at State elections and local council elections.
If you are enrolled to vote, then you must vote in all Federal and State elections and in local council elections where you live.
www.vec.vic.gov.au /aboutelections.html   (174 words)

 Online NewsHour: Afghan and Australian Elections -- October 8, 2004
Ian Williams and Juliet Bremmer of Independent Television News report on the upcoming elections in Australia and Afghanistan respectively and what impact the results could have on the United States.
And with just one day yet before Australia goes to the polls, the result is still too close to call.
And while they're not directly involved in the elections, they are supposed to make sure they run smoothly and safely.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/politics/july-dec04/elections_10-08.html   (929 words)

 Australia Supports Indonesian Elections
An Australian observer delegation will travel to Indonesia for the Presidential election on 5 July, as part of Australia's ongoing commitment to Indonesia's democratic and electoral processes.
Australia has committed $15 million to support the Indonesian government in running its parliamentary and presidential elections in 2004.
As with the Parliamentary elections, the Indonesian people will be the final judges of the acceptability and fairness of the election process.
www.foreignminister.gov.au /releases/2004/fa093_04.html   (226 words)

 Australia Elections News - Media Monitoring Service by EIN News
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www.einnews.com /australia/newsfeed-australia-elections   (978 words)

 Elections - australia.gov.au
Frequently asked questions about enrolment obligations, voting in federal elections, how elections are conducted, electors obligations, changing the electoral boundaries, redistributions, ATSIC elections and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elections.
The publication of the roll is integral to the conduct of free and fair elections.
Links within Australia are to State and Territory electoral administrations and State, Territory and Commonwealth Parliaments and relevant legislation.
www.australia.gov.au /index.php?254   (274 words)

 Scoop: Australia Welcomes Fiji Elections Announcement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In preparation for the elections, Australia will provide an additional $1 million in support to the Fiji Elections Office.
And any request from Fiji for Australia to observe the elections will be very favourably considered.
In order to give legitimacy and mandate to an elected government, voters need to be confident that the Fiji elections are conducted in a free and fair way.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/WO0603/S00105.htm   (442 words)

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