Judgement of the Full Court
The Court unanimously upheld the approach taken by the 2016 Commission.
The appeal concerned the interpretation of section 77 of the Constitution Act 1934 (SA). The question was whether the Commission was entitled to use the “tolerance” in section 77 to assist in achieving the aims of section 83 of the Constitution Act. The Full Court confirmed that the tolerance was available to be used for that purpose and that doing so did not undermine the “one vote one value” principle.
The full text of the decision can be read on Austlii under the title of Martin v Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission.
Update on Appeal to Order
APPEAL LODGED AGAINST THE ORDER OF THE ELECTORAL DISTRICTS BOUNDARIES COMMISSION
Pursuant to section 86 of the South Australia Constitution Act 1934 any elector may appeal to the Full Court of the Supreme Court on the ground that the order has not been duly made in accordance with the Act.
Any appeal must be lodged within one month of the order. The Commission’s order was published on 8 December 2016.
Learn more on the Appeal Against Order page.
2016 Final Report
Printed copies of the Commission’s Report are now available for inspection at the office of the Electoral Commission of South Australia, Level 6, 60 Light Square Adelaide.
The 2016 report and the 47 district maps are available here.
2016 Electoral Redistribution Report
The Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission, incorporating the Order and electoral district maps, will be presented to His Excellency, the Governor, on Wednesday, 7 December 2016. It will be published in a special edition of the Government Gazette on Thursday, 8 December 2016.
Printed copies of the Commission’s Report may be inspected at the office of the Electoral Commission of South Australia, Level 6, 60 Light Square Adelaide from 11 am Thursday, 8 December 2016.
The Report and the 47 district maps will also be available for download on this website from 11 am Thursday, 8 December 2016.
Printed copies of the Report may be purchased from the Electoral Commission of South Australia for $35 (post free and including GST).
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