ACT Legislative Assembly


2016 ACT Election and Electoral Act

Invitation for Public Submissions

Inquiry into 2016 ACT Election and the Electoral Act

On 15 December 2016, the ACT Legislative Assembly established a Select Committee to review and report on the operation of the 2016 Act election and the Electoral Act and other matters.

The Committee is due to report to the Legislative Assembly by the last sitting day of the Assembly for 2017.

The Committee’s full terms of reference are -

  1. a select committee be established to review the operation of the 2016 ACT election and the Electoral Act and other relevant legislation and policies in regards to election-related matters, and make recommendations on:
    1. lowering the voting age;
    2. improving donation rules and donation reporting timeframes;
    3. increasing voter participation in elections and encouraging political activity; and
    4. any other relevant matter.

Submissions are requested by c.o.b. Friday, 17 March 2017 (electronic lodgment is preferred). If you would like to make a submission but will have trouble meeting this deadline, please contact the committee secretary.

Please feel free to pass this information to other people/organisations you feel may be interested in the inquiry. The Committee is required to report to the Legislative Assembly on or before the last sitting day in 2017 (30 November 2017).

For further information about the inquiry please contact the Committee Secretary, Andrew Snedden on (02) 6205 0199 or at andrew.snedden@parliament.act.gov.au.

For information on making a submission, please see http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/399184/Witness-guide-2013-05-31-final.pdf

Ms Bec Cody MLA (Chair)

Mr James Milligan MLA (Deputy Chair)

Ms Tara Cheyne MLA

Ms Caroline Le Couteur MLA

Mr Andrew Wall MLA

Secretary: Mr Andrew Snedden

Phone: (02) 620 50199

Email: andrew.snedden@parliament.act.gov.au

At its meeting on Thursday, 15 December 2016, the Assembly passed the following resolution:

"That:

(1) a select committee be established to review the operation of the 2016 ACT election and the Electoral Act and other relevant legislation and policies in regards to election-related matters, and make recommendations on:

(a) lowering the voting age;
(b) improving donation rules and donation reporting timeframes;
(c) increasing voter participation in elections and encouraging political activity; and
(d) any other relevant matter;

(2) the select committee shall consist of the following number of members, composed of:

(a) two Members to be nominated by the Government;
(b) two Members to be nominated by the Opposition;
(c) one Member to be nominated by the Crossbench; and
(d) the Chair shall be a Government Member;

(3) the select committee be provided with necessary staff, facilities and resources;

(4) the select committee is to report by the last sitting day in 2017;

(5) if the Assembly is not sitting when the committee has completed its inquiry, the committee may send its report to the Speaker or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker, who is authorised to give directions for its printing, publishing and circulation;

(6) the foregoing provisions of this resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the standing orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders; and

(7) nominations for membership of the committee be notified in writing to the Speaker within two hours following conclusion of the debate on the matter.".

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Inquiry into 2016 ACT Election and Electoral Act15 December 2016On-going

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