House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Inquiry into all aspects of the conduct of the 1996 federal election and matters related thereto

The Committee tabled its report The 1996 federal election: report of the inquiry into the conduct of the 1996 federal election and matters related thereto in both houses of Parliament on 16 June 1997. A copy of the report is available in PDF format (607KB) or from the Committee Secretariat.

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List of submissions

List of public hearings

Media release

Government response to the Committee's report was tabled on 8 April 1998

 

Content of report: The 1996 federal election

FOREWORD

TERMS OF REFERENCE

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE

ABBREVIATIONS

CHAPTER SUMMARY AND LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS

CHAPTER ONE - INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER TWO - ELECTORAL INTEGRITY CHAPTER THREE - PREFERENTIAL AND COMPULSORY VOTING

CHAPTER FOUR - ENROLMENT AND VOTING BY CERTAIN GROUPS

CHAPTER FIVE - ENROLMENT AND VOTING: OTHER ISSUES CHAPTER SIX - NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES AND REGISTRATION OF PARTIES

CHAPTER SEVEN - ELECTION CAMPAIGNING

CHAPTER EIGHT - ELECTION FUNDING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

CHAPTER NINE - OTHER MATTERS

MINORITY REPORTS

APPENDICES

  1. RESOLUTION OF APPOINTMENT
  2. LIST OF SUBMISSIONS
  3. LIST OF EXHIBITS
  4. LIST OF HEARINGS AND WITNESSES

Media release

The following media release was issued by the Chairman of the Committee, Mr Gary Nairn MP, on the tabling of its report:
16 June 1997 Reform of the Commonwealth electoral system

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