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This Is Exactly What It Would Take For A Fresh Election To Be Called

Let this Law Professor explain a few things.

06/07/2016 9:42 AM AEST | Updated July 15, 2016 12:56
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Senate terms, an unworkable Parliament and going back to the polls.

So while we don't yet have a clear winner in the lower house, it's been reported that Senate candidate Derryn Hinch is worried the major parties were conspiring to limit his term to three years.

He said he would consider going to the high court if that was the case, while also acknowledging he was still reading up on how it all works, having not been "to senate school yet."

"Yes, I would consider going to the high court if I'm given a three-year term. I think it's unfair. But I will wait and see how it's going," he told The Guardian.

University of Melbourne pro-vice chancellor and Law Professor, Dr Simon Evans, has helpfully provided a few thoughts on the legal whatchamecallits of a fresh election, with a handy opening on how the Senate operates:

Dr Evans is member of the Executive of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law., and from 2005 to 2007 he was director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies.

And what academic would be complete without a few footnotes. Or appendices. or whatever. The good pro vice-chancellor has some more solid info:


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