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Judith Brett’s From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

Today’s episode features Judith Brett discussing her latest history From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage.

Judith Brett

Judith is an Emeritus Professor of politics at LaTrobe University. She is the author of numerous books including her biography of Alfred Deakin ‘The Enigmatic Mr Deakin’ which won the 2018 National Biography Award. Today Judith is joining me to discuss her new book From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage.

From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage is a history of Australia’s electoral systems from the period before Federation and describes how we came to be a nation that not only enforces compulsory voting but celebrates it. Between the pages the reader gets an insight into Australia’s political psyche and perhaps a better understanding of how we’ve arrived in the current political climate.

 

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