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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into the Administration and Management of the 2017 State General Election

Date Commenced:06/28/2017
Tabling Date:11/30/2017
Inquiry Status:Current

Committee Name:

Community Development and Justice Standing Committee

House:Legislative Assembly

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Mr Peter Argyris Katsambanis MLA
Mr Mark James Folkard MLA
Mr Antonio (Tony) Krsticevic MLA
Mr Zak Richard Francis Kirkup MLA
Mr Donald (Don) Thomas Punch MLA


Media Statements:

No Media Statements released

Staff Members: Ms Franchesca Walker (Acting Principal Research Officer)
Ms Michele Chiasson (Research Officer)

Contact Details

Phone No:08 9222 7467
Fax No:08 9222 7804
Email: Click here to send an email to this Committee

Terms of Reference:The Community Development and Justice Standing Committee will inquire into and report on the Western Australian Electoral Commission’s administration and management of the 2017 State General Election. In particular, the Committee will assess the adequacy of the Commission’s procedures in relation to:

Ballot security, including paper ballots and electronic ballots;

The participation of communities with traditionally low levels of enrolment or turn out, and/or high levels of informality;

Remote polling services; and

The operation of polling places, including early voting centres, campaign advertising and the distribution of campaign material.

In doing so, the Committee will consider the responsiveness of the Electoral Act 1907 to the electoral needs of Western Australia.


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Submissions Guide - State General Election Inquiry.pdfSubmissions Guide - State General Election Inquiry.pdf

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Deadline for Submissions:
08/04/2017

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth

Hearing Dates:

Date

Time

Venue

Organisation

Witnesses

Broadcasted In

Pub/Priv

08/09/201709:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room TwoLiberal Party of WAMr Sam Calabrese (Interim State Director) Public
08/09/201710:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room TwoWA LaborMr Patrick Gorman (State Secretary) and Ms Lenda Oshalem (Assistant State Secretary) Public
08/16/201709:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room FourThe Nationals WA & Young Nationals WAMr Simon Glossop (State Director), Mr James Hayward (State Party President) and Mr Lachlan Hunter (Former President) Public
08/16/201710:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room FourThe Greens WAMs Sophie Greer (State Director) and Mr Ozzie Coghlan (Scrutineering Coordinator) Public
08/21/201702:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room FourWestern Australian Electoral CommissionMr Garry Waldron (State Returning Officer) and Mr Chris Avent (Deputy Electoral Commissioner) Public


Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Mr Hans Bokelund (Chief Executive Officer, Goldfields Land and Sea Council) received on 20 Jul 2017
Written Submission by Ms Anne Fergusson-Stewart (State Secretary, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers) received on 1 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Ms Amanda Acutt (Advocacy and Engagement, Vision Australia) received on 4 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Ms Julie Matheson (Party Convenor, Western Australia Party) received on 4 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Mr Simon Glossop (State Director, The National Party of Australia (WA) Inc.) received on 4 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Mr David Burch received on 4 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Dr Chris Culnane and Dr Vanessa Teague (School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne) received on 7 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Mr Grahame Bowland (Co-Convenor, The Greens WA) received on 7 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Dr Martin Drum (Associate Professor, Politics and International Relations, University of Notre Dame) received on 8 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Mr Brian Moore received on 8 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Ms Emma Bennison (Executive Officer - Blind Citizens Australia) received on 9 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Ms Helen Maddocks (Office of Multicultural Interests) received on 11 Aug 2017
Written Submission by Mr David Kerslake (Electoral Commissioner, Western Australian Electoral Commission) received on 14 Aug 2017

Related Transcripts of Evidence:

• Evidence by Mr Samuel Calabrese (Interim State Director, Liberal Party of Western Australia) on 09/08/2017
• Evidence by Mr Patrick Gorman (State Secretary, WA Labor) and Ms Lenda Oshalem (Assistant State Secretary, WA Labor) on 09/08/2017
• Evidence by Hon. Jacqui Boydell (Campaign Director), Mr James Hayward (State President), Mr Simon Glossop (State Director) and Mr Lachlan Hunter (Former Young Nationals President) Nationals WA on 16/08/2017
• Evidence by Mr Ozzie Coghlan (Scrutineering Coordinator) Greens WA on 16/08/2017

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice: