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High Court dismisses Senate voting challenge

Lee Rhiannon 13 May 2016

Greens spokesperson for democracy Senator Lee Rhiannon has commented on the High Court’s unanimous dismissal of both applications against the senate voting reforms. 

‘Unsurprisingly the High Court has ruled that the Senate voting reforms do not disenfranchise voters,’ Senator Rhiannon said. 

‘The Senate voting reforms make the Senate immune from backroom preference deals so only voters decide where their vote ends up, which surely is the primary purpose of an electoral system.

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