The House of Representatives has given its approval to the final version of the bill to reform the Senate’s voting system.
After an all-night debate that finally concluded at 2.30pm on Friday afternoon, the Senate voted to approve the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016. The bill abolishes group voting tickets and introduces optional preferential voting above and below the line.
The House of Representatives remained on stand-by to confirm amendments passed by the Senate. It met at 3.07pm.
- Watch the House proceedings (26m)
Hansard transcript of House of Representatives proceedings.
Mr TURNBULL (Wentworth—Prime Minister) (15:07): I move:
That the amendments be agreed to. [Read more…]