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Thursday, 24 June 2010
Page: 4315


Senator RONALDSON (12:19 PM) —Having been advised of that by the government, I do not think in all conscience that the opposition can support these amendments if the Australian Electoral Commission has expressed concerns about the matter. I acknowledge Senator Xenophon’s active involvement in events that occurred post the South Australian state election, but if that indeed is the advice of the Australian Electoral Commission, I am not entirely sure how these amendments can be supported, I have to say, and we will not be doing so.