“Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and free”. This is the opening stanza of our national anthem, an anthem that infers to the rest of the world that we, as Australians, enjoy the luxury of living in a free, democratically led country. It is incorrigible to me that in this day and age where people pride themselves on being globally aware and democratically charged that few have realised that the very real and undemocratic process of compulsory voting is not only alive and well upon the shores of our great country, but accepted and sanctioned as a civic responsibility.