The advocacy group GetUp! has put forward the cases of two young Australians who will not be able to vote in the upcoming federal election because they missed enrolment deadlines.
But the Commonwealth’s Solicitor-General told the court that even if people are given longer to enrol there will always be citizens who miss out on voting.
GetUp! says the laws could have potentially excluded more than 100,000 people from voting in this month’s federal election.