Electoral Democracy: Australian Prospects, edited by Audit members Joo-Cheong Tham, Brian Costar and Graeme Orr, is published in June 2011 by Melbourne University Press. Drawing together leading political scientists and legal scholars – including the Audit’s Norm Kelly and Peter Brent – this collection examines pressing debates about the regulation of political finance, parties and representation in Australia.
Audit member Sally Young’s How Australia Decides: Election Reporting and the Media, was published in late 2010 by Cambridge University Press. Based on a four-year empirical study, the book reports the results of the only systematic, historical and in-depth analysis of Australian election reporting. It shows how election reporting has changed over time, and how political news audiences, news production and shifts in political campaigning are influencing media content.
Audit member Graeme Orr’s book, The Law of Politics: Elections, Parties and Money in Australia, was published in late 2010 by Federation Press. The first dedicated monograph on the law on democratic politics in Australia, it synthesises the law on elections, with a central focus on political parties, parliamentary elections and referendums at federal and state levels.
Money and Politics, by Audit member Joo-Cheong Tham, was published by UNSW Press in August 2010.
The major Democratic Audit publication, Australia: The State of Democracy, by Marian Sawer, Norman Abjorensen and Phil Larkin, was published in July 2009 by Federation Press. The introduction can be read here (PDF) and publication details are here (PDF).