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  • Electoral reforms needed in Australia: report

    Optional preferential voting, the introduction of the Robson Rotation for House of Representatives ballot papers and an entirely new Electoral Act have all been recommended by the Parliament’s Electoral Matters Committee.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 11 December 2020


  • Electoral Matters Committee to hear about the threat of foreign interference and misinformation

    Australians’ capacity to determine credible information from fake content propagated by foreign actors on the internet will be discussed at a public hearing tomorrow.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 25 February 2020


  • 2019 federal election inquiry to visit each State and territory

    The Electoral Matters Committee will travel to each State and Territory as part of its inquiry into the 2019 federal election.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 24 February 2020


  • First hearing for 2019 election inquiry

    The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters will hear from the Australian Electoral Commission tomorrow at the first public hearing for the inquiry into the 2019 federal election.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 5 December 2019


  • Pens, pencils or iPads: what role could new technology play in future elections?

    The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters wants to know if new technology has a role to play in Federal elections.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 19 September 2019


  • Social responsibility? Digital platforms and elections

    Political advertising on social and traditional media is being investigated by the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters as part of its inquiry into the 2019 Federal election.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 13 September 2019


  • Election inspection: have your say on the 2019 polls

    Submissions are now open for the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters inquiry into the 2019 Federal Election. The roles of pre-poll voting, political advertising standards, disinformation and third-party actors are expected to be examined by the Committee.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 9 August 2019



    09 Aug 2019: Election inspection: have your say on the 2019 polls PDF: Election inspection: have your say on the 2019 polls


    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

    About this inquiry

    On 29 July 2019 the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2019 Federal election and matters related thereto.



    Past Public Hearings

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    16 Sep 2020:
    14 Sep 2020:

    more...

    Inquiry Status

    Report Tabled

    Accessibility

    If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

    Further information regarding accessibility can be found at www.aph.gov.au/Help/Accessibility