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Committee to examine electoral legislation amendment bill

Issue date: Thursday, 18 June 2020

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The Electoral Matters Committee has commenced a review into the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020.

The bill, introduced to the Senate by Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, would amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act to:

  • clarify the relationship between federal and state and territory electoral donation and disclosure laws;
  • make technical amendments to address anomalies in entity registration and public election funding rules;
  • improve electoral processes, electoral administration, vote issuing procedures and improve workforce flexibility for the Australian Electoral Commission; and
  • expand electronically assisted voting methods to Australians working in Antarctica.

The Committee invites written submissions addressing any or all aspects of the bill.

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are advised that any submission to the Committee’s inquiry must be prepared solely for the inquiry and should not be published prior to being accepted by the Committee.

Submissions are requested by 3 July 2020. Further information about making a submission to a committee inquiry can be found at the following link.

Further information on the inquiry can be obtained from the Committee’s website.

Media inquiries

Ms Brooke Hargraves
Office of Senator the Hon James McGrath
0458 689 043 or (07) 5441 1800

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 2374
em@aph.gov.au

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