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Joint Committee’s Advisory Report On Senate Voting Reforms

This is the Advisory Report from the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters regarding the proposed reforms to the Senate voting system.

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Changes To Senate Voting Methods Recommended; Liberals, ALP And Greens Agree To Stamp Out Preference Gaming

An interim report of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has recommended the abolition of group voting tickets in the Senate in a move, supported by Liberal, Labor and Greens members, that will cripple micro-parties and prevent them from “gaming” the electoral system.

The Committee’s chairman, Tony Smith, the Liberal member for Casey, and his deputy, Alan Griffin, the ALP member for Bruce, presented the report today and held a media conference to discuss its recommendations. The Committee includes members from all parties and both houses. Its report was unanimous.

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ALP Submission To JSCEM Review Of 2013 Federal Election

This is the ALP’s submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters’ review of the 2013 Federal Election.

The committee conducts a review of every federal election.

The ALP’s submission bears the signature of the party’s National Secretary, George Wright. Amongst other things, it calls for reform of the Senate voting system by introducing optional preferential voting above and below the line. [Read more…]


2010 Federal Election Report Released

A Joint Standing Committee report on the conduct of the 2010 federal election has been released.

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is required to report on the conduct of each election.

The Committee is chaired by Labor MP Daryl Melham.

A dissenting report from the Liberal members of the committee forms part of the report. [Read more…]