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  • 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: Monday, 24 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: Sunday, 23 February 2020


  • Donation disclosure threshold bill under review

    The Electoral Matters Committee has commenced a review into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering the Donation Disclosure Threshold) Bill 2019.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020


  • Committee calls for greater examination of Real Time Disclosure of Political Donations

    The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters presented its report today for its inquiry into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Real Time Disclosure of Political Donations) Bill 2019.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 17 December 2019


  • 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: Wednesday, 4 December 2019


  • International Grand Committee meets in Dublin and agrees principles to advance global regulation of social media

    Law makers from seven countries have signed a declaration in Dublin to advance international collaboration in the regulation of social media to combat harmful content, hate speech and electoral interference online.

    Media release issue date: Sunday, 17 November 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




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