Terms of Reference

That the Committee inquire into and report on all aspects of the 2022 federal election and related matters, including consideration of:

(a) reforms to political donation laws, particularly the applicability of 'real-time' disclosure and a reduction of the disclosure threshold to a fixed $1,000; 

(b) potential reforms to funding of elections, particularly regarding electoral expenditure caps and public funding of parties and candidates; 

(c) the potential for 'truth in political advertising' laws to enhance the integrity and transparency of the electoral system; 

(d) encouraging increased electoral participation and lifting enfranchisement of First Nations People; 

(e) the potential for the creation of a single national electoral roll capable of being used for all federal, state and territory elections in Australia; 

(f) encouraging increased electoral participation and supporting enfranchisement generally, and specifically in relation to: 

i. accessibility of enrolment and voting for persons with a disability; 
ii. voting rights of Australians abroad; 
iii. Australian permanent residents and new Australian citizens; and 
iv. New Zealand citizens residing in Australia; and

(g) proportional representation of the states and territories in the Parliament, in the context of the democratic principle of 'one vote, one value'.


Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 2374

About this inquiry

On 5 August 2022 the Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Don Farrell, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2022 federal election.

Past Public Hearings

06 Sep 2023: Canberra
02 Aug 2023: Canberra
23 Jun 2023: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed


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