As a follow-up to my earlier Shifting Boundaries post I am going to write some posts on how federal redistributions work in Australia.
My main reference for this post is, obviously, the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (CEA). By the way if you know where to look, the CEA contains some fascinating glimpses into Australian electoral history. I expect to be referring to both the Australian Electoral Commission‘s website and Antony Green’s election blog a fair bit, but that shouldn’t be a surprise either.
Note: any errors are mine, although I’ve done my best to make this as accurate as I can. Continue reading