Big hurdles in Mohammed Hussain's court challenge to validity of ACT election | Law

Big hurdles in Mohammed Hussain's court challenge to validity of ACT election

OPINION: Professor George Williams AO speaks to The Canberra Times regarding Mohammed Hussain's challenge to declare an election in Canberra void.

Professor Williams said that courts would not overturn elections easily, "Evidence needs to be put to the court showing that, first, there had been a mistake or other wrongful action, and secondly, that that mistake could have affected the result." 

"Courts are understandably wary about overturning elections. The mere fact that a mistake has been made is not enough," he said.

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