Organisation

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

Owning Institution:
Report

Report of the Inquiry on the future conduct of elections operating during times of emergency situations

This inquiry provided the committee with an opportunity to examine Australia’s electoral preparedness during challenging circumstances, and whether there is flexibility within the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Electoral Act) to adapt to these challenges.
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Interim report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2019 federal election and matters related thereto

The International Grand Committee is an example of countries coming together to share, learn and ultimately create change for the better. The recommendations of this report are just the beginning of tackling the threat of foreign interference and disinformation.
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Report on the conduct of the 2016 federal election and matters related thereto

This report addresses the remainder of the issues from the 2016 election. It looks at the effects of the double dissolution election and the Senate voting reforms. With the voting reform measures proving successful, the report considers the need for improvements to the count methodology...
Report

Excluded: The impact of section 44 on Australian democracy

Australia’s founders knew the circumstances and expectations of Australian society would change over time. To address this, they ensured Australian citizens could amend the Constitution, via a referendum, to reflect contemporary expectations. But quite rightly, it is not an easy process to change the rules...
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Advisory report on the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017

While most would agree that only Australians should have the power to influence our election outcomes, our nation is one of the few western democracies where foreign money can still be used to influence domestic elections.