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Australians give their views on mandatory voting

On 7 September Australians go to the polls in the federal elections - but unlike many other countries, it is compulsory in Australia for every citizen aged over 18 to vote.

Katie Beck has been asking a cross-section of Australians what they think about the mandatory voting system.

  • 27 Aug 2013
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