2019 federal election inquiry to visit each State and territory

Issue date: Monday, 24 February 2020

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The Electoral Matters Committee will travel to each State and Territory as part of its inquiry into the 2019 federal election.

The Committee is expected to hear from a wide range of witnesses including organisations, civil society groups, third-party actors, academics and individuals, to name a few.

Committee Chair Senator James McGrath says the Committee must take into account a range of factors when making its recommendations.

‘Each State and Territory will have their own nuances and differences when it comes to how elections are conducted,’ Senator McGrath said.

‘How things are done in the metropolitan seat of Melbourne will differ to how things are done in the regional seat of Riverina, and understanding that is all part of the challenge.’

‘By taking this inquiry around the country, the Committee will hear a broader range of evidence from a wider spectrum of society on issues such as pre-poll voting, third-party actors and political representation.’

Public hearing details

Date: Wednesday, 26 February
Location: Committee Room 1R2, Parliament House

Date: Monday, 16 March
Location: Cliftons venues, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne

Date: Tuesday, 17 March
Location: Masonic Centre, Tuscan Room, 66 Goulburn Street

Date: Friday, 20 March
Location: Constitution Room, Old Parliament House, North Terrace

Date: Monday, 30 March
Location: Committee Room 2, Parliament House

Date: Thursday, 2 April
Location: Room 3, Queensland Parliament House, Cnr of George and Alice Streets

Date: Monday, 20 April
Location: Dining Room, level 4 Parliament House

Date: Tuesday, 21 April
Location: Legislative Council Committee Office of Western Australia, Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

Date: Friday, 15 May
Location: Committee Room 2S3, Parliament House, Canberra

Specific times for the hearings will be made available on the Committee’s website in coming days.

Media inquiries

Ms Brooke Hargraves
Office of Senator the Hon James McGrath
0458 689 043

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2374

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