Electoral Malapportionment

  title={Electoral Malapportionment},
  author={G. Orr and R. L{\'e}vy},
  journal={Griffith Law Review},
  pages={638 - 665}
  • G. Orr, R. Lévy
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Griffith Law Review
  • This article revisits the zonal malapportionment and ‘Johrymander’ endemic in Queensland’s electoral system before the Fitzgerald Inquiry and examines how reform was won. Fitzgerald spent little time justifying his intuition that an unfair electoral system eroded accountability, and devolved to the Electoral and Administrative Review Commission (EARC) the task of rewriting Queensland electoral law. It did so by adopting precepts well established in other Australian jurisdictions; the process… CONTINUE READING
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