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Inquiry into the conduct of the 1998 federal election



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PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON ELECTORAL MATTERS

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Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 Tel: (02)6277 2374 Fax: (02)62774710

E-mail: JSCEM@aph.gov.au http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/em/

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INQUIRY INTO THE CONDUCT OF THE 1998 FEDERAL ELECTION

On 10 December 1998 the Special Minister of State requested the {Joint .Standing J Committee on Electoral Mattersrhquire into and report on:

all aspects o f the conduct o f the 1998federal election and matters related thereto.

The Chair of the Committee. Mr Gary Naim MP, Member for Eden - Monaro, said that “the Committee’s predecessors have reported on every federal election held since 1984. resulting in an ongoing review of all areas of electoral policy and administration.”

“Federal election inquiries conducted by the Committee’s predecessors have a reputable history of improving the accountability and efficiency of Australia’s electoral system,” Mr Naim said.

“The new Committee intends to encourage as many interested members of the public as possible to have their say on Australia’s electoral system, and on the conduct of the 1998 election.”

Submissions will be called for in advertisements to be placed in all capital city newspapers on Saturday 23 January 1999, or members of the public can visit the Committee web site at www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/em/index.htm for further

information. Public hearings based on submissions should commence following the closing date for the receipt of submissions on 12 March 1999.

Ends 22 January 1999 Further information: Gary Naim MP (Chair) 02 - 6297 3952

Christopher Paterson (Secretary) 02 - 6277 4587 Details of Committee membership attached