Human-rights declarations and various legal instruments state that elections must be conducted by secret ballot, but silent about precisely what that means.
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Film by Australian documentarian Ben-Moshe will be broadcast on ABC next week, showing career of the exiled Chinese cartoonist and street-artist Badiucao.
More than 90% of eligible Australians are expected to vote in the election on 18 May – because it’s one of the few countries to have compulsory voting.
In Australia in 2016, about 87 percent of voting-age people participated in the nation’s federal election, or 91 percent of enrolled voters.
More than 30 journalists and publishers are due to face court Monday over their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s trial for child sex abuse.
NRA representatives recent meeting with Australian politicians to discuss talking points after mass shooting generated outrage from various politicians.
Social media executives could spend three years in prison, their firms fined 10 percent of their turnover if they fail to quickly remove violent material .
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the country’s major political parties have been hit by a hack on their computer networks.
Australian authorities are investigating the apparent hacking of the national parliament’s computer network, two senior lawmakers said Friday.
BHP and Rio Tinto are supporting a campaign to change Australia’s constitution to give a formal voice to Aboriginal people in federal parliament.