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Advisory Report on the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Protecting Elector Participation) Bill 2012

19 March 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012
ISBN 978-0-642-79638-7 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79639-4 (HTML version)

View the report as a single document - (PDF 811KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary Pages (PDF 97KB)
 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 131KB)

Referral of the Bill
Origins and purpose of the Bill
Direct changes to the roll
Declaration votes and objection action
Requirement to enrol
CRU and objection processes
New South Wales and Victorian enrolment activities
Overview of the Bill
Schedule 1—Enrolment without claim
Schedule 2—Declaration votes and objection action
Date of effect
Objectives and scope of the inquiry

 
Chapter 2 The issues (PDF 212KB)

Overview
Roll completeness
Analysis
Conclusion
Receipt and use of third party data
Analysis
Conclusion
Extending AEC enrolment powers
Analysis
Conclusion
Signatures
Analysis
Conclusion
Human rights and privacy
Analysis
Conclusion
Declaration votes and objections
Analysis
Conclusion
Overall conclusion

 
Dissenting report – The Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP, The Hon Alex Somlyay MP, Senator Scott Ryan and Senator Simon Birmingham (PDF 215KB)

Introduction
Integrity of the Electoral Roll
Privacy Concerns
Fraudulent Voting
Problems in NSW
Conclusion

 
Appendix A – Submissions (PDF 42KB)
 
Appendix B – Hearing and witnesses (PDF 56KB)

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