About this inquiry

On 21 September 2016, the Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on all aspects of the 2016 Federal Election and related matters.


The Committee is conducting a review of political donations as part of its inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election.

Track Inquiry

Past Public Hearings

29 Jun 2018: Parkes, ACT
20 Feb 2018: West Perth, WA
19 Feb 2018: Adelaide, SA

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Inquiry into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2016 Federal Election and matters related thereto

On 21 September 2016, the Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on all aspects of the 2016 Federal Election and related matters.

The Committee is conducting a review of cyber manipulation of elections, specifically considering:

  • the extent to which social media bots may have targeted Australian voters and political discourse in the past;

  • the likely sources of social media manipulation within Australia and internationally;

  • way to address the spread of deliberately false news online during elections; and

  • measures to improve the media literacy of Australian voters.

    Submissions are due by close of business Wednesday, 8 August 2018.

 
The Committee has tabled the Third interim report (on the inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election: AEC modernisation) on 21 June 2017.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2374
Fax: +61 2 6277 4773
em@aph.gov.au

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