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dc.contributor.authorRoss, K.en
dc.contributor.authorDodds, S.en
dc.contributor.authorAnkeny, R.en
dc.identifier.citationAustralian Journal of Social Issues, 2009; 44(2):121-144en
dc.description.abstractIn Australia, members of a political party are expected to vote as a block on the instructions of their party. Occasionally a 'conscience vote' (or 'free vote') is allowed, which releases parliamentarians from the obligation to maintain party discipline and permits them to vote according to their 'conscience.' In recent years Australia has had a number of conscience votes in federal Parliament, many of which have focused on bioethical issues (e.g., euthanasia, abortion, RU486, and embryonic/stem cell research and cloning). This paper examines the use of conscience votes in six key case studies in these contested areas of policy-making, with particular attention to their implications for promoting democratic values and the significance of women's Parliamentary participationen
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityRoss, Kerry; Dodds, Susan; Ankeny, Rachel Aen
dc.publisherAustralian Council Social Service Incen
dc.rightsCOPYRIGHT 2009 Australian Council of Social Serviceen
dc.subjectConscience votes; Deliberative democracy; Gender Representation; Bioethics policyen
dc.titleA matter of conscience? The democratic significance of 'conscience votes' in legislating bioethics in Australiaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionHistory publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidAnkeny, R. [0000-0002-1547-6031]en
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