25 Oct 2022

Sweeping review of electoral rules includes voting age and longer term

From Nine To Noon, 9:15 am on 25 October 2022
The first Question time and sitting of the House  in alert level 4 lockdown in the House of Representatives debating chamber.


Submissions on a sweeping review of electoral rules close in three weeks. The Independent Electoral Review is considering almost everything to do with the running of elections, political donations, who should vote, how long those elected should stay and whether the MMP threshold of 5% should be reduced.

The review was announced by former Justice Minister Kris Faafoi earlier this year and the independent panel appointed after cross party consultation.

The review panel is holding public meetings in person and online, and public submissions are open until mid November. Kathryn speaks with deputy chair of the Independent Electoral Review panel, Victoria University Associate Professor, Maria Bargh.