House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories

Inquiry into Norfolk Island Electoral Matters

Terms of reference

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories has been asked to inquire into and report on:

The consistency of the laws relating to eligibility to vote and candidature for the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Norfolk Island with other Australian jurisdictions, in particular:

a. whether Australian citizenship should be a requirement for eligibility to vote for, or be elected to, the Legislative Assembly;

b. the time period before which an Australian citizen resident in the Territory can enrol to vote for the local legislature.

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