Archive of posts tagged 'elections'

Public funding: preserving democracy.

July 13, 2010

The NSW Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters is conducting an inquiry into a model of public funding for political parties to apply at state and local government elections. The NSW government announced its support for the introduction of a … read more

Accessing democracy:

July 13, 2010

This submission responds to the second federal government Green Paper on electoral reform. In its first submission, PIAC focussed on financing and management of election campaigns; this submission deals with electoral enrolment, voting systems and polling. PIAC puts forward recommendations … read more

Funding democracy:

July 13, 2010

Democracy benefits from having diverse views represented in parliaments, debates and campaigns. The principles of equal representation, and equal opportunity for citizens and parties to participate in political life must be central to any consideration of political financing, as must … read more

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Inquiry into the Conduct of the 2007 Federal Election

July 13, 2010

PIAC’s submission to the Federal Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Inquiry into the 2007 Federal Election deals, in the main, with the issue of funding of campaigns such as donations and disclosure requirements. In its submission, PIAC proposes … read more

For the sake of democracy:

July 13, 2010

PIAC has made a submission to the NSW Legislative Council Select Committee Inquiry into Electoral and Political Party Funding, chaired by Revd the Hon Fred Nile, MLC. In the submission PIAC argued that Democracy benefits from having diverse views represented … read more

Improving democracy:

May 27, 2010

The Victorian Electoral Matters Committee conducted an inquiry into the functions and administration of voting centres. The submission reviewed the Victorian Electoral Commission report on the 2006 election and recommended that they continue joint voting centres and make significant improvements … read more

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