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Tuesday, 27 April 1971

Senator WILLESEE asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice:

Has the Government given any consideration to holding future elections for the House of Representatives and the Senate on the one day to avoid the inconvenience and expense of separate elections.

Senator Sir KENNETH ANDERSON - The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

I am advised that permanent provision for the holding of such elections on the one day could only be effected by an amendment of the Constitution. My Government has not yet considered the matter.

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