Madden & Ors v. Australian Electoral Officer for the State of Tasmania & Ors
Constitution – election of Senators – ss 9 and 7 – where constitution requires uniform method for the election of Senators – whether Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth)as amended by Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Act 2016 (Cth) provides for one method for the election of Senators– whether allowing a person to vote for a party is contrary to the requirement for a Senator to be directly chosen by the people – whether the use of a party logo discriminates against independent candidates – whether the method to elect Senators under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth)disenfranchises voters – whether amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) are contrary to the constitutional guarantee of freedom of political communication – whether amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) are compatible with the constitutionally prescribed system of representative government.
14/04/2016 Application for an order to show cause
15/04/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Canberra by v/link Sydney)
15/04/2016 Submitting Appearance (First to Seventh Defendants)