Safeguarding against interference

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has resolved to continue its oversight of the Australian Electoral Commission and other related electoral matters, launching the Australian Electoral Commission Annual Report 2017-18. In the first instance this will...

Final report into the 2016 federal election

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has released its report into the 2016 Federal Election, referred to the Committee on 21 September 2016. Having received 228 submissions and hearing evidence from a range of witnesses, including government agencies,...

Listening to young people

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is holding further public hearings into the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018. This Bill as proposed by the Greens would extend the franchise to 16 and...

A fair and transparent democracy for all

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has released its report on the proposed amendments to the Electoral Funding and Reform Bill, referred to the Committee in September 2018. The Committee, having considered the Bill in its original form earlier this...

More federal hospital funding delivered to Caboolture

The Liberal National Government is continuing to deliver record hospital funding to the Metro North local hospital network, including the Caboolutre Hospital, in each and every year, which is providing more doctors, more nurses and importantly more services for...

Further consultation on political donations Bill

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters will hold a public hearing on 5 October 2018 on the proposed amendments to the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017. The Committee will hear evidence from experts in...