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9 December 2013

Statement - Ministerial Reference to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

The Joint Standing Committee of Electoral Matters (JSCEM) was constituted last week.

As Special Minister of State, I have written to the Chair of the JSCEMpdf document, The Hon. Tony Smith MP, and provided the usual reference for the Committee to 'inquire into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2013 Federal election and matters related thereto'. A copy of this letter is attached.

I expect that the Committee will include the following matters as part of their deliberations:

The deliberations of the JSCEM are a vital mechanism for the Parliament to pursue improvements to the electoral system.

Members of the community are entitled and encouraged to make a submission to the Committee. It is also customary for political parties and Independents to make a submission.

Further information about JSCEM, will shortly be available on the JSCEM websiteexternal link.

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