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Voters will decide next election result

Lee Rhiannon 18 Mar 2016

The Australian Greens are proud to have reformed the Senate voting system to allow voters to choose their own preferences above the line, and not have to number every box below the line on their ballot papers.

"We have made history this afternoon. We have taken power away from back room operators and given it to voters," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"Standing on the shoulders of Bob Brown and Christine Milne, and with the support of so many people around the country, we're proud to finally deliver this long overdue reform.

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Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters: Senate Voting Reform

Lee Rhiannon 1 Mar 2016

Lee asks of Commissioner of the Australian Electoral Commision, Tom Rogers, how voting reform would be implemented, and what efforts will be taken to educate voters on the changes.

 

Senator RHIANNON: Thank you, Commissioner. When can you start working on the actual implementation of the bill? Is it when the legislation is passed, on assent or the day of commencement? Could you explain that please.

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Speech: Senate Voting Reform

Lee Rhiannon 1 Mar 2016

Lee stands to lay bare the desperation of Labor's arguments against Senate voting reform.

 

Senator RHIANNON: Today's debate is another attempt where Labor are trying to use process. They have run out of political arguments to defend

Opposition senators interjecting-

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Reynolds): Those on my left!

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