House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

1998 Federal Election and Matters Related Thereto

Terms of reference

On 10 December 1998 the Special Minister for State, Senator the Hon. Chris Ellison, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on 'all aspects of the conduct of the 1998 federal election and matters related thereto.'

The terms of reference for an election inquiry are generally very broad, allowing the Committee to focus on those issues which are considered most pressing by the Committee and the respondents to the inquiry. Notwithstanding this, the Committee is unlikely to revisit issues extensively investigated during the inquiry into the 1996 election.

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