The states have gone that way, but fixed four-year federal terms are unlikely

Fellows, Jamie (2016) The states have gone that way, but fixed four-year federal terms are unlikely. The Conversation, 28 March 2016.

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Abstract

Queensland recently voted in favour of a move from non-fixed three-year parliamentary terms to a fixed four-year term for its Legislative Assembly.

The "yes" vote won with a clear – but not huge – majority. Queensland is set to join all other states, territories and local councils (with the exception of Tasmania) in having fixed four-year parliamentary terms.

The House of Representatives is now the only lower house chamber in the Australian parliamentary system with non-fixed three-year terms. Should it follow suit?

Item ID: 43515
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: voting; Queensland; electoral law; fixed terms; Queensland politics
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 04:50
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940202 Electoral Systems @ 100%
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