2 Apr 2009

Outline of electoral reform review process released

9:03 am on 2 April 2009

The Government has released an outline of how it will carry out its review of electoral finance legislation.

Justice Minister Simon Power says the Government is seeking a wide range of views, both from political parties and the public, to help build an effective replacement for the Electoral Finance Act.

The legislation was repealed earlier this year and a temporary system put in place while the new spending rules are developed.

Submissions on an issues paper to be released next month will be used in the development of a document setting out the Government's proposed reforms, to be issued in August.

A special cross-party select committee will then be established to consider the bill.

New electoral law is to be in place before the 2011 general election.