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2022 federal election inquiry to hear evidence from Indigenous organisations

Issue date: Monday, 21 November 2022

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The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is holding a public hearing on Wednesday 23 November as part of its inquiry into the 2022 federal election.

The Committee will hear from representatives of the Northern Land Council, Central Desert Regional Council, Central Land Council, Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory, the Maningrida Aboriginal Community, the Northern Territory Electoral Commission, and the Northern Territory Government.

Committee Chair Ms Kate Thwaites MP said, ‘This public hearing is an opportunity to speak directly to representatives of First Nations communities about issues like voting accessibility in remote and very remote communities, voter turnout, and rates of informal voting, as the Committee continues to consider recommendations to improve electoral enrolment and participation.’

Further information about the inquiry, including published submissions and hearing transcripts, will be available on the inquiry webpage.

Public hearing details in Canberra
Time: 9.30 am – 11.00 am AEDT (8.00 am – 9.30 am ACST)
Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Location: Committee Room 1R1, Parliament House

The hearing will be broadcast live at:

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, 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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