The Problem with Mandatory Voting

Earlier this week, I made a very quick post about three things I think Australia could borrow from the US in order to improve our democracy.  One is to scrap mandatory voting. Granted, that’s not really something stolen from the US: most of the rest of the world does not have mandatory voting.  Just 32 […]

Three quick lessons for Australian Democracy from the US

The government is currently doing a consultation into how to reform the Australian electoral process.  There are three things I think we should borrow from the US (and other places). 1. Scrap mandatory voting. Mandatory voting is weird, and it is stupid.  It distorts the results of elections, because people who are uninformed about, and […]