Second Reading Speeches

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Voter Integrity) Bill 2021

Special Minister of State
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Responds to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters' reports into the conduct of the 2013, 2016 and 2019 elections by amending the

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918
Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984
to require voters to provide an acceptable form of identification, or alternatively an attestation from another enrolled person who does have an acceptable form of identification, in order to cast an ordinary pre-poll or polling day vote in federal elections and referendums.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledge their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.

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