124. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Minister for Electoral
I think my question without notice
to the Minister for Electoral Affairs will be breaking the duck. I congratulate
the minister on his appointment to that role, some time ago.
Does the McGowan open, transparent
and accountable government have any agenda for electoral reform; if so, what is
it; and, if not, why not?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
the question. He is correct that it is, indeed, my first question as the
minister with this portfolio.
We went to the last election with
commitments to reform around electoral donations. We intend to bring
legislation to the Parliament this year on that issue. Otherwise, I am very
happy to hear from other members in this place if they think there should be
other types of electoral reform, and perhaps we might consider those.