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


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:28 Jun 2017
Tabling date:15 Feb 2018
Deadline for submissions:04 Aug 2017
Date Ended:15 Feb 2018
Committee:Community Development and Justice Standing Committee
House:Legislative Assembly
Media Statements:No Media Statements released
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Submissions Guide - State General Election Inquiry.pdfSubmissions Guide - State General Election Inquiry.pdf

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.


Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
09 Aug 201709:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room TwoLiberal Party of WAMr Sam Calabrese (Interim State Director)
09 Aug 201710:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room TwoWA LaborMr Patrick Gorman (State Secretary) and Ms Lenda Oshalem (Assistant State Secretary)
16 Aug 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)
16 Aug 201710:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room FourThe Greens WAMs Sophie Greer (State Director) and Mr Ozzie Coghlan (Scrutineering Coordinator)
21 Aug 201702:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room FourWestern Australian Electoral CommissionMr Garry Waldron (State Returning Officer) and Mr Chris Avent (Deputy Electoral Commissioner)
06 Sep 201710:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room OnePauline Hanson's One NationHon. Colin Tincknell (WA Leader)
06 Sep 201711:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room OneShooters, Fishers and Farmers PartyMs Anne Fergusson-Stewart (State Secretary)
13 Sep 201709:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room TwoMr Antony Green (Election Analyst)Yes
13 Sep 201710:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room TwoEdmund Rice Centre WAMs Christina Ward (Deputy Director)
11 Oct 201709:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room OneYACWAMr Ross Wortham (CEO),Mr Stefaan Bruce-Truglio (Policy and Advocacy Officer), Ms Sara Shengeb (Project Support Officer), Miss Tamkin Essa (Project Support Officer)
18 Oct 201710:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room TwoNSW Electoral CommissionMr John Schmidt­ (Electoral Commissioner), Ms Alison Byrne (Executive Director, Funding, Disclosure and Compliance), Mr Mark Radcliffe (Director, Election Innovation) Mr Simon Kwok (Elections Management)
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Samuel Calabrese (Interim State Director, Liberal Party of Western Australia) on 9 Aug 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Patrick Gorman (State Secretary, WA Labor) and Ms Lenda Oshalem (Assistant State Secretary, WA Labor) on 9 Aug 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Ozzie Coghlan (Scrutineering Coordinator) Greens WA on 16 Aug 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 Aug 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Christopher Avent (Deputy Electoral Commissioner) and Mr Garry Waldron (Kimberley Returning Officer) Western Australian Electoral Commission on 21 Aug 2017
Evidence by.. Ms Anne Fergusson-Stewart (State Secretary, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party WA Inc.) on 6 Sep 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Antony Green (Election Analyst) on 13 Sep 2017
Evidence by.. Mrs Christina Ward (Deputy Director, Edmund Rice Centre WA) on 13 Sep 2017
Evidence by.. Mr Ross WORTHAM (Chief Executive Officer, Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia),Mr Stefaan BRUCE-TRUGLIO (Policy and Advocacy Officer, Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia), Miss Tamkin ESSA (Project Support Officer, Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia),Ms Sara SHENGEB (Project Support Officer, Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia) on 11 Oct 2017
Evidence by.. Mr John Schmidt (Electoral Commissioner, NSW Electoral Commission), Mr Simon Kwok (Elections Management, NSW Electoral Commission), Mr Mark Radcliffe (Director, Election Innovation, NSW Electoral Commission), Ms Alison Byrne (Executive Director, Funding, Disclosure and Compliance, NSW Electoral Commission) on 18 Oct 2017
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
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