Voters’ dislike of politics makes fixed four-year parliamentary terms look appealing

Fellows, Jamie (2017) Voters’ dislike of politics makes fixed four-year parliamentary terms look appealing. The Conversation, 24 February 2017. p. 1.

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[Extract] Liberal MP David Coleman plans to introduce a private member’s bill to bring in fixed, four-year terms for the House of Representatives. Currently, our federal lower house is elected to serve up to three years. As Coleman notes: Since Federation … the average term has been a little more than two-and-a-half years, as prime ministers have wide discretion to call an election at a time of their choosing.

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Keywords: voting, elections, four-year terms, Australia
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