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,...

Final report into the 2016 federal election: Chair’s Foreword

Elections Matter For candidates, political parties and the voting public, elections are a contest of ideas, of values and of the future we want to see in Australia. The role of the Electoral Matters Committee in assessing elections is part of assuring Parliament, and...

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...

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters – Report

I present the second advisory report of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters on the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017, and I move: That the Senate take note of the report. The government approached the...

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...