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This audit was conducted to assess whether the Australian Electoral Commission appropriately established and managed the contracts for the transportation of completed ballot papers and the Senate scanning solution for the 2016 federal election.
The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria Inc. (ECCV) is the voice of multicultural Victoria and the peak policy advocacy body for eight regional ethnic community councils and up to 220 members including ethnic and multicultural organisations across Victoria since 1974. For over 40 years, we...
The Parliamentary Budget Officer is required, within thirty days after the end of the caretaker period for a general election, to prepare a post-election report of election commitments. For each designated parliamentary party, the post-election report presents budget impacts of election commitments that would have...
What are politicians saying at this Federal election in relation to seniors from multicultural backgrounds?
As part of The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria’s (ECCV) policy advocacy on behalf of seniors from non-English speaking backgrounds, ECCV wrote letters to the Greens, Australian Labor Party,...
When Kevin Rudd and his people burst forth with their “Kevin ’07” election slogan nine years ago, social media was seen primarily as a dramatic symbol of generational change: Rudd was the future; John Howard was the past.
In this election, social media has...
As the major political parties keep a close eye on the election count, there's a bit of contingency planning going on, with the Coalition and Labor reaching out to the crossbenchers. This is potentially only the second minority government at a federal level since 1940....
The Prime Minister says he remains 'quietly confident' the Coalition will be able to form a majority government in the Lower House. But even if it does, it will be wafer thin, with a minority government still the more likely option—and with no control of...
In the run-up to the 2016 federal election, the Pre-Election Legal Affairs Debate featured the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, and the Shadow-Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP.
The debate explored the policies of the Coalition and the Australian Labor Party...
Most Australians who take an interest in politics, at least those of a certain age, remember that John Hewson's policy in 1993 to introduce a 15 per cent GST lost him the unloseable election to Paul Keating. Except that is not quite right. There was...
Billions of dollars worth of spending has been promised during this election campaign on transport infrastructure around the country. Now a Grattan Institute analysis of the promises has found many of the projects have no business case whatsoever. The research also highlights that viable projects...