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Inquiry Details

2012 Local Government elections

This inquiry was established on 21 November 2012 to inquire into and report on the September 2012 Local Government elections.

Resolution passed 21 November 2012, Minutes No 19, Item 5

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is to inquire into and report on the September 2012 Local Government elections with particular reference to:

(a) the costs of the elections;

(b) the experience of councils that conducted their own elections;

(c) possible legislative changes to improve the efficiency of and participation in Local Government elections;

(d) non-residential voting in Local Government elections;

(e) the impact of requirements under the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 on participation by candidates in Local Government elections and possible legislative changes to remove any barriers to participation; and

(f) any other related matter.

The Committee is to report on the outcome of its inquiry by 28 November 2013.


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