Does that mean that Australia is less democratic than the other countries?

Does that mean that Australia is less democratic than the other countries? When we look at Canada and the US we see that the US system is very complex which may discourage people from voting, so by this measure they are less democratic than Canada. But in Canada, less people vote relative to the numbers of voters in the US, so Canada is not a perfect model of democracy either.
Please be aware that the democratic audit paper needs to be well researched and properly referenced drawing on peer reviewed papers. (There is no maximum number of references, but use anything that is relevant to what you are writing. Please keep in mind that it is really important to back up your thoughts and ideas with peer reviewed research. Demonstrating your research effort is very important and essential for you to pass this assignment.
REFERENCING: Please see attached to the order the American Studies Style Guide: A guide to referencing in the American Studies Discipline about referencing. Please refer to this guide as this topic is very strict in regards to referencing. Reference Citations in Text (this is also in the style guide attached to the order): Students must use a footnote when: (1) quoting someone else; (2) when using a fact that others may doubt or; (3) when borrowing ideas or concepts from another author. This is in no way an exhaustive list, and if in doubt, reference! Every reference that appears as a footnote must also appear in the bibliography at the end of the paper. The American Studies Discipline uses the ‘Chicago style of referencing, examples are provided in the Style Guide attached to the order. Please note that some resources that you might find useful to assist you in writing the paper is attached as a pdf file. When using resources, only use the most recent and relevant resources as references because it is only a 2500 word paper. Please also see in the instructions attached the text books used in the topic. You can use them as sources if they are relevant to what you are writing.
For this tutorial please share your thoughts on the session materials as a whole. The main areas to consider are:
Developing an understanding of the formal methods of research.