Farrell has an electoral reform blueprint, but it's a rough road to implementation

Michelle Grattan
Updated July 12 2024 - 2:50pm, first published July 11 2024 - 9:23pm

Don Farrell usually finds his way into the news cycle in relation to some or other trade issue. But Farrell, who's Special Minister of State as well as Trade Minister, plans a throw of the dice soon that, if he can pull it off, would give him a place in the history books for driving a major reform of Australia's federal electoral law.

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Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan is a press gallery journalist and former editor of The Canberra Times. She is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and writes for The Conversation, where her columns also appear.

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