Foreign Interference in Australian Elections
4 DECEMBER 2020
The Stretton Institute, this week, co-hosted a webinar on a timely topic of foreign interference, focusing on Australia Elections.
The expert panel explored the threats posed to democratic legitimacy and functioning by attempted interference in domestic elections by foreign entities and examined how Australia's hybrid analogue-digital processes had inadvertently safeguarded our electoral system from malign influence. The panel, however, through their research also indicated that vulnerabilities remain in our system and offered offer an assessment framework which is transferable to other democratic systems internationally.