Can the Right to Vote Be Taken Away? The Constitution, Citizenship and Voting Rights in 1902 and 2002

11 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2003

Abstract

This chapter deals with three related issues. Linked directly to the commemoration of the centenary of white women's vote is the story of the fight for women's voting rights and how that is directly reflected in Australia's constitutional document. This leads to a discussion of the significant lack of protection of voting rights in the Australian constitution. Finally, the chapter addresses the disjuncture between citizenship and substantive rights in the Australian legal and political environment. This is relevant, not just to women, but to all Australians.

Keywords: constitution, voting rights, women, Australia, citizenship

JEL Classification: K1, K19

Suggested Citation

Rubenstein, Kim, Can the Right to Vote Be Taken Away? The Constitution, Citizenship and Voting Rights in 1902 and 2002. SELECTIVE DEMOCRACY: RACE, GENDER AND THE AUSTRALIAN VOTE, John Chesterman and David Philips, eds., Melbourne Publishing Group, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=473043 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.473043

Kim Rubenstein (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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