Queensland Considers Banning Election Day Canvassers


[Video] Queensland Attorney General & Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said today (24/4/2014) that in the wake of the Queensland Electoral Commission (QEC) report into the Redcliffe by election, there is in principle support within cabinet to ban canvassers at polling booths on polling day.

The Attorney General sees merit in the proposal while critics have dubbed it an overreaction which could potentially weaken the the democratic process and strengthen the position of the major parties