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JSCEM 2022 election report released

November 28, 2023 - 09:30 -- Admin

The federal parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters yesterday released their report into the 2022 federal election.

I won’t try to summarise every point covered – the report covers matters to do with election funding and Indigenous enrolment.

But I wanted to mention a few points that I have touched on during this process, through this website, in my submission and when I attended a hearing of the committee.

Podcast #108: Inside a party’s redistribution submission

November 10, 2023 - 07:00 -- Admin

Shane Easson has been drawing up redistribution submissions for the Australian Labor Party since 1984. This year he’s not doing the Labor submission for New South Wales, although he is working on those in some other states, and he came on the podcast to talk about how it works, the things you’ve got to consider when writing such a submission, and whether they have any influence on the outcome.

NSW federal redistribution – suggestions released

November 1, 2023 - 11:04 -- Admin

The suggestions from members of the public, MPs and political parties for the current redistribution of federal electoral boundaries in New South Wales were released yesterday. Unfortunately I was a bit preoccupied on my way back from Malaysia so it’s taken some time to respond.

Antony Green has written a good summary of the major submissions from parties and MPs, so instead I’m going to go through the submissions by region, looking at how they differ in particular areas.

Podcast #107: Boundary delimitation, straight from Malaysia

October 30, 2023 - 09:00 -- Admin

Today’s podcast was recorded at the roundtable on Boundary Delimitation and Malapportionment in Asia and the Pacific held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 28-29, 2023. The event was hosted by Indonesian NGO Perludem and Malaysian organisations Bersih and Tindak Malaysia, in coordination with International IDEA.

I attended to present on Papua New Guinea’s electoral boundaries and while there I recorded interviews with six of the other participants.