WA voters likely to vote again

WA voters likely to vote again

The High Court looks likely to send West Australian voters back to the polls to vote for Federal Senators, after it ruled today the loss of ballot papers affected the result of the vote in September.

1, 370 votes went missing during a recount last year and the Australian Electoral Commission called for the Court of Disputed Returns to assess the damage of this.

The Court will sit again later this week to determine if the votes should be declared void and whether voters should return to the polls.

About author

Amy Whittaker
Amy Whittaker 1402 posts

Amy joined the NRN team in August 2011, before graduating from a B of Arts (Communication-Journalism)/B of Sports Studies from Charles Sturt University in December 2011.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like

National 0 Comments

Margie helps Abbott move up in the polls

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott moves up in the polls, thanks to his wife Margie.

National 0 Comments

Manus Island breakout: reports

The Department of Immigration has confirmed there has been a disturbance at the Manus Island detention centre.


High Court rules in favour of challenge to school chaplains

The High Court has ruled in favour of a challenge to the government’s funding of chaplains in public schools.

National 0 Comments

NSW legal experts say new "one-punch" laws won't be effective

The former NSW DPP says the state’s new laws for one punch assaults are a recipe for injustice.


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!