Vocal Opposition to Australian Government’s Move to Introduce Voter ID at Next Electionon October 28, 2021 at 7:12 am

The federal government is introducing new laws that will require Australians to display voter ID when voting at next the federal election. The proposal has been met with strong criticism from the opposition leader and left-leaning groups with claims of “voter-suppression.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the law was not “earth-shattering” and that the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters had made similar recommendations in previous elections since 2013. “In fact, it’s so important that countries like Canada, France, Sweden, Belgium, at least 14 states in the United States, and the United Kingdom has this year introduced voter ID laws to the House of Commons,” he told reporters on Oct. 28. “I mean, this is a standard practice that is in liberal democracies.” He assured Australians that “not one vote will be lost” with the Declaration Vote, a type of back-up that is currently in use allowing individuals whose details …

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