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2022 federal election inquiry still accepting submissions

Issue date: Tuesday, 20 September 2022

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A federal parliamentary committee is examining potential electoral reforms as part of its inquiry into the 2022 federal election. Changes to political donation laws, funding of elections, and 'truth in political advertising' are among the matters being considered.

The Chair of Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters reminded the public that submissions for the inquiry into the 2022 federal election close soon.

Ms Thwaites said ‘I’m looking forward to reading submissions from across Australia on how we can best improve our electoral system. Our committee knows that transparency and trustworthiness in the system are important to voters and our inquiry is looking at these issues and more.’

The Committee is interested in hearing from anyone with a view to share, whether from a major institution or organisation, or an individual who has an interest in the electoral process.

Prospective submitters are advised that any submission to the Committee’s inquiry must be prepared solely for the inquiry and should not be published prior to being accepted by the Committee.

Complete terms of reference are available from the Committee website.

Submissions to the inquiry close on 7 October. Comments are welcome on one or more of the terms of reference, or other matters of relevance to the conduct of the 2022 federal election.

Media inquiries

Mr Alex Collum
(03) 9459 1411

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2374

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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