About this committee

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is appointed under a resolution of appointment which was passed by the House of Representatives on 1 September 2016 and the Senate on 12 September 2016.

The Committee conducts inquiries into such matters relating to electoral laws and practices and their administration as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliament or a Minister. In addition it may also inquire into relevant annual reports of government departments and authorities and reports of the Auditor-General presented in the House.

Track Committee

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

Committee Membership

Committee Members

Participating Members

Senator the Hon Eric Abetz , Senator Cory Bernardi , Senator Catryna Bilyk , Senator Slade Brockman , Senator David Bushby , Senator the Hon Doug Cameron , Senator the Hon Kim Carr , Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins , Senator Sam Dastyari , Senator Richard Di Natale , Senator Jonathon Duniam , Senator the Hon Don Farrell , Senator David Fawcett , Senator Alex Gallacher , Senator Sarah Hanson-Young , Senator Derryn Hinch , Senator Jane Hume , Senator David Leyonhjelm , Senator Sue Lines , Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald , Senator Gavin Marshall , Senator Jenny McAllister , Senator Malarndirri McCarthy , Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie , Senator Nick McKim , Senator Claire Moore , Senator Deborah O'Neill , Senator James Paterson , Senator Helen Polley , Senator Louise Pratt , Senator Janet Rice , Senator Rachel Siewert , Senator the Hon Lisa Singh , Senator Dean Smith , Senator Glenn Sterle , Senator Anne Urquhart , Senator Murray Watt , Senator Peter Whish-Wilson , Senator John Williams , Senator the Hon Penny Wong

Participating members – inquiry into matters relating to Section 44 of the Constitution

Senator David Leyonhjelm