David Killeen Posted about 2 years ago Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim I live in Australia, and belong to a political party, and believe me a compulsory voting system is not right. All it does is cause uninterested and uninformed people to vote for whoever takes their fancy! It effectively plays to the status quo leadership on both sides of politics and stifles fundamental challenge. I agree though that more of us who do care should do more. Incidentally, I support the use of an independent ombudsman to verify what elected representatives have achieved before the next election, also to ban political advertising beyond policies announcement and to ban corporate political donations. None of this reform has happened yet in Australia!