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2016 Election inquiry heads to Townsville

30 January 2017

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters will hold a public hearing in Townsville tomorrow to take evidence about the 2016 Federal Election.

Committee Chair Senator Linda Reynolds said the Committee was looking forward to the hearing as submissions from Townsville had raised important matters that occurred during the 2016 election.

“Our Townsville hearing gives the Committee an opportunity to review a number of issues that have arisen during the course of our inquiry,” Senator Reynolds said.

“These include mobile polling booths, postal voting, and voting issues on Palm Island.

“The close result in Herbert, and the subsequent re-count, is also of great interest to the Committee.”

Public hearing details
Townsville

Time: 9.15am – 2.15pm (click to listen live)
Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Location: Townsville Council Chambers, 103 Walker Street, Townsville

 

Time Witnesses
9.15 am Local Panel
10.15 am The Hon. Peter Lindsay OAM
11.00 am Break
11.15 am Australian Labor Party (via Teleconference)
12.00 noon Australian Electoral Commission
12.45pm Break
1.30 pm Australian Electoral Commission
2.15 pm Close

 

 

Media enquiries:

Media Contact: Amy Blom (08) 9368 6633, 0431 685 372 or amy.blom@aph.gov.au.

 

For background:

JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON ELECTORAL MATTERS: (02) 6277 2374 and em@aph.gov.au.

More detailed programs for the hearings, including witnesses, are available from the Committee website Track this inquiry

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