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Why permanent residents and long-term temporary visa holders should be able to vote in federal elections

By Joo-Cheong Tham, Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne
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Who should have the right to vote?

A common answer is adult citizens of a country. Indeed, the national electoral laws of most countries – including Australia – adopt this approach.

But what about the approximately 3.4 million permanent residents and temporary…The Conversation


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