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09 May 2023
The Albanese Government is strengthening and safeguarding our precious democratic system with investments to protect our electoral integrity, boost enrolment and bolster our institutions.
23 March 2023
Referendum Machinery Bill, Voice to Parliament Referendum.
Greg Jennett, host: Well, the Albanese Government from the Prime Minister down prides itself on being open to, it says, all suggestions on The Voice, including those made by the Opposition.
22 March 2023
After long negotiations, legislation has passed the Senate with bipartisan support to modernise Australia's Referendum Act and ensure that the voting process and voter experience mirrors that of a federal election, including pre-poll and postal voting.
17 February 2023
The Australian Government has announced the appointment of Dr Vivienne Thom AM as the Independent Expert Chair of the Parliamentary Leadership Taskforce.
17 February 2023
The Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Don Farrell, has approved changes allowing Australians to use Medicare cards and Australian citizenship certificates to prove their identity for their enrolment.
01 December 2022
Today the Government introduced the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Amendment Bill 2022, to advance the Prime Minister’s commitment to hold a referendum to enshrine an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the Australian Constitution.