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Title: Representing Democracy or Reinforcing Inequality?: Electoral Distribution and 'McGinty v Western Australia'
Contributor(s): Carne, Greg (author)
Publication Date: 1997
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: 'McGinty v Western Australia' is a significant indicator of present and prospective attitudes of the High Court to major issues of representative democracy, such as electoral representation and equality. In affirming by a majority that substantial numerical voter inequality in Western Australian state electorates did not infringe a concept of representative democracy in either the Commonwealth or the Western Australian constitutions, the court went beyond a refusal to overturn AG (Cth); 'Ex Rel McKinlay v Commonwealth' of more than twenty years earlier.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Federal Law Review, 25(2), p. 351-383
Publisher: Australian National University
Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia
ISSN: 1444-6928
Field of Research (FOR): 180108 Constitutional Law
180114 Human Rights Law
180120 Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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