Terms of Reference

The first terms the inquiry will consider are:

• the extent to which social media bots may have targeted Australian voters and political discourse;
• the likely sources of social media manipulation within Australia and internationally;
• ways to address the spread of deliberately false news online during elections; and
• measures to improve the media literacy of Australian voters.


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

About this inquiry

The Committee will continue its oversight of the operations of the Australian Electoral Commission and other related electoral matters.

Past Public Hearings

13 Feb 2019:


Inquiry Status

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


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