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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 124 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 February 2019 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

ELECTORAL REFORM

124. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Minister for Electoral Affairs:

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?

Hon 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.