Electoral Reform

The Australian Government has released two green papers on electoral reform:

Second Electoral Reform Green Paper – Strengthening Australia’s Democracy

On 23 September 2009, the Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig, released the Electoral Reform Green Paper – Strengthening Australia’s Democracy for public comment.  This paper, the second of two on electoral reform, covers a range of issues and options for strengthening our national electoral architecture and processes. 

Submissions on the second green paper were invited by 27 November 2009.

In addition, an online discussion forum was held on this website from Monday 9 – Friday 27 November 2009. 

Information on the second paper, and submissions received in response to the paper, are available on the Electoral Reform Green Paper – Strengthening Australia’s Democracy page.

First Electoral Reform Green Paper – Donations, Funding and Expenditure

The first green paper, Electoral Reform Green Paper – Donations, Funding and Disclosure was released on 17 December 2008 by the former Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon John Faulkner.  The Australian Government invited submissions on the issues that need to be considered by the Government in improving and modernising the electoral funding and disclosure requirements.  The Australian Government is considering these submissions and the issues raised in the paper. 

The first electoral reform green paper, and submissions received in response to the paper, are available on the Electoral Reform Green Paper - Donations, Funding and Expenditure page.

Last Updated: 14 December 2009