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.
Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath has today called for the inner-city ABC headquarters of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to be sold, with the proceeds to help retire existing government debt.
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is holding a public hearing in Perth to gather further evidence as it considers the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018. The Bill, as proposed by the Greens, would extend voluntary voting rights to 16 and 17 year-olds, allow enrolment for 14 and 15 year-olds, and permit a provisional vote on Election Day for unenrolled citizens.
Queensland LNP Senator James McGrath yesterday moved a motion in the Senate calling on the Queensland state Labor government to consider all options for the protection of human lives, including sustainable culls of crocodiles.
Earlier this year Senator James McGrath attended the Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing Forum in St George to discuss the measures the Federal Government is taking to reduce the problem of wild dogs in rural and regional Queensland.
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 include continuing the Committee’s investigation into the dangers of cyber interference during elections.
Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield and Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon James McGrath, have welcomed the commencement of the Coalition’s Priority Locations Round of the Mobile Black Spot Program, which will provide new or improved mobile coverage to Beachmere, Donnybrook, Ningi and Sandstone Point in the Longman electorate.
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 17 year-olds on a voluntary basis, allow enrolment for 14 and 15 year-olds, and permit a provisional vote on election day for unenrolled citizens.
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.