House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

43rd Parliament (September 2010 - August 2013)

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Administration) Bill 2012 (completed)
Tabled: Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Inquiry into the AEC analysis of the FWA report on the HSU  (completed)
Tabled: Thursday, 20 September 2012

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Improving Electoral Procedure) Bill 2012 (completed)
Tabled: Thursday, 16 August 2012

Report of the Australian Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Tonga (completed)
Tabled: Monday, 18 June 2012

Inquiry into the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Protecting Elector Participation) Bill 2012 (completed)
Tabled: Monday 19 March 2012

Inquiry into the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Maintaining Address) Bill 2011 (completed)
Tabled: Tuesday 13 March 2012

Inquiry into the funding of political parties and election campaigns (completed)
Tabled: Friday 9 December 2011

Inquiry into the 2010 federal election (completed)
Tabled: 7 July 2011
Status of Government response: 7 February 2012



42nd Parliament (February 2008 - July 2010)


Inquiry allegations of irregularities in the recent South Australian State Election (lapsed)

Inquiry into the 2007 Federal Election - Events in the Division of Lindsay
Tabled: 18 March 2010
Date of Government response: 1 July 2011

Inquiry into the NSW Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Amendment (Automatic Enrolment) Bill 2009 (completed)
Tabled: Thursday 25 February 2010

Electoral Reform Green Papers: Roundtable discussions


Report on the conduct of the 2007 federal election and matters related thereto

Tabled 22 June 2009
Date of Government response: 18 March 2010

Advisory report on the Commonwealth Electoral (Above-the-Line Voting) Amendment Bill 2008
Tabled 22 June 2009

Report on the 2007 federal election electronic voting trials

Interim report of the Inquiry into the 2007 Federal Election:
Tabled: 16 March 2009
Date of Government response: 17 September 2009

Inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Political Donations and other Measures) Bill 2008 (completed)
Tabled 23 October 2008

Inquiry into Schedule 1 of the Tax Laws Amendment (2008 Measures No.1) Bill 2008 (completed)
Tabled 16 June 2008
Date of Government response: No response to date

41st Parliament (November 2004 - October 2007)

Inquiry into certain aspects of the administration of the Australian Electoral Commission
Tabled 17 September 2007
Date of Government response: 18 September 2008

Inquiry into civics and electoral education
Tabled: 18 June 2007
Date of Interim Government Response: 30 October 2008
Date of Government Response: 29 August 2011

Inquiry into disclosure of donations to political parties and candidates
Tabled: 22 May 2006 (presented to the Speaker 31 March 2006)
Date of Government response: 3 August 2007

Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2004 Federal Election and Matters Related Thereto
Tabled 10 October 2005
Date of Government response: 30 August 2006

40th Parliament (Febuary 2002 - August 2004)
Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

Inquiry into Disclosure of donations to political parties and candidates (lapsed)

Inquiry into representation of the Territories in the House of Representatives
Tabled 1 December 2003

2001 Federal Election: Report of the inquiry into the 2001 Federal Election and Matters Related Thereto
Tabled 23 June 2003
Date of Government response: 16 October 2003

Audit Report No.42 of 2001-2002, Integrity of the Electoral Roll
Tabled 11 November 2002
Date of Government response: 16 October 2003

39th Parliament (November 1998 - October 2001)
Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

Inquiry into electoral funding and disclosure (lapsed)

User friendly, not abuser friendly: Report of the inquiry into the integrity of the electoral roll
Tabled 18 June 2001
Date of Government response: 4 October 2001

1998 Federal Election: Report of the inquiry into the 1998 Federal Election and Matters Related Thereto
Parliamentary paper 128/2000; Tabled 26 June 2000
Date of Government response: 1 March 2001

38th Parliament (May 1996 - August 1998)
Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

Industrial elections: Report of the inquiry into the role of the Australian Electoral Commission in conducting industrial elections
Tabled 20 October 1997
Date of Government response: 15 July 1998

The 1996 federal election: Report of the inquiry into the conduct of the 1996 federal election and matters related thereto
Tabled 16 June 1997
Date of Government response: 8 April 1998

Electoral Redistribution: Report on the effectiveness and appropriateness of the redistribution provisions of part iii and iv of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
Tabled 2 May 1996
Date of Government response: 26 November 1997

Earlier reports

For a list of earlier reports by this Committee, see the Register of Committee Reports (1901 to current day).

Copies of reports

Reports published since May 1996 are available in PDF format - see above. For earlier reports contact Committee Secretariat

Copies of submissions and transcripts of public hearings

Printed volumes of submissions and transcripts of evidence taken at public hearings for each of the above reports can be reviewed at the National Library of Australia or with the Committee Secretariat.

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