Australian MPs and the Internet: Avoiding the Digital Age?1

@inproceedings{Ward2007AustralianMA,
  title={Australian MPs and the Internet: Avoiding the Digital Age?1},
  author={Stephen Richard Ward and Wainer Lusoli and Rachel K. Gibson},
  year={2007}
}
New media technologies, such as the internet and email, have been seen as providing opportunities to reinvigorate representative democracy and parliamentary institutions. This article examines the use of new technologies by Australian Members of Parliament (MPs). It looks at the growth and function of MPs' websites and assesses how far such technologies might facilitate changes in their electorate, party and parliamentary roles. We analyse what factors persuade MPs to move online and how they… CONTINUE READING

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