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JSCEM Report on 2022 Federal Election Tabled

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has made 21 recommendations in its report on the “Conduct of the 2022 federal election and other matters”.

The Committee’s first recommendation is that the government consider asking the Committee to inquire into increasing the size of the House of Representatives.

The second recommendation is for territory Senate representation to be doubled from two to four.

The third recommendation is to permit on-the-day enrolment for federal elections and referendums.

The Committee also recommends that the media blackout be removed, subject to the government introducing truth in political advertising laws.
Malcolm Farnsworth
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