Information about the Inquiry

Provisions of the Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2006

Information about the Inquiry

Electoral amendments

The Standing Committee on Finance & Public Administration is examining the provisions of the Electoral and Referendum Legislation Amendment Bill 2006.

The bill gives effect to the government's response to recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters' report on the 2004 federal election.

The provisions include a range of measures related to Australians voting overseas, a trial for electronic voting to assist sight-impaired people, the introduction of a deadline for postal vote applications and changes to the delivery of postal voting material.

Written submissions should be received by 22 January 2007 and can be sent to to For further information call (02) 6277 3530 or visit the committee website

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3439
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809