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Why do Queenslanders now have to prove their identity to vote?

Government quiet on ID law change

Tracey Arkley (The Conversation 14.1.15) writes about the change to the law in Queensland, passed by the Newman Government:

‘Since passing the voter ID rules last year, as part of a suite of big changes to Queensland electoral laws, the state government has gone quiet on the issue. It has also had relatively little coverage in the media, meaning few Queenslanders even realise the rules have changed.’

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