Day v. Australian Electoral Officer for the State of South Australia & Anor
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.
22/03/2016 Application for an order to show cause
23/03/2016 Submitting appearance (First Defendant)
24/03/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Perth v/link Sydney)
05/04/2016 Written submissions (Plaintiff)
12/04/2016 Written submissions (Second Defendant)
15/04/2016 Hearing (Single Justice, Canberra by v/link Sydney)