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Inquiry into the 2007 Federal Election

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On Monday 22 June 2009, the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters tabled its report on the conduct of the 2007 federal election and matters related thereto.

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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 11 chapters, 2 dissenting reports, 1 supplementary remarks and 3 appendices.

Report on the conduct of the 2007 federal election and matters related thereto

Preliminary pages (PDF 181KB)
Contents, Foreword, Committee Membership, Terms of Reference, Summary and Recommendations

Chapter 1 (PDF 56KB)

Chapter 2 (PDF 179KB)
2007 election overview and key issues

Chapter 3 (PDF 234KB)
Enabling the franchise

Chapter 4 (PDF 245KB)
Maintaining an effective electoral roll

Chapter 5 (PDF 172KB)
Election and enrolment — State and Territory issues

Chapter 6 (PDF 168KB)
Increasing the participation of Indigenous and homeless electors

Chapter 7 (PDF 228KB)
Responding to the increased demand for early voting

Chapter 8 (PDF 541KB)
Formality issues

Chapter 9 (PDF 181KB)
Modernisation and sustainability of electoral administration

Chapter 10 (PDF 96KB)
Modernising regulatory arrangements

Chapter 11 (PDF 177KB)
Other issues

Dissenting Report (PDF 93KB)
Dissenting Report – Mr Scott Morrison MP, Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson, Senator Simon Birmingham, Liberal Party of Australia, Hon Bruce Scott MP, The Nationals

Dissenting Report (PDF 41KB)
Senator Bob Brown, Australian Greens

Supplementary Remarks (PDF 131KB)
Daryl Melham MP

Appendix A (PDF 46KB)
Submissions and Exhibits

Appendix B (PDF 61KB)
Public Hearings

Appendix C (PDF 104KB)
Selected data


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