Senate debates

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Questions without Notice

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Party Registration Integrity) Bill 2021

2:43 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

[by video link] I'd make the point again that this is about simply ensuring that voters have clarity in their voting intentions and in the choices before them. I note that across the current Senate chamber we have, as I said before, Senator Lambie and the Jacqui Lambie Network. We have Pauline Hanson's One Nation party. We have Senator Griff, representing Centre Alliance, and Senator Patrick, as an Independent. We have the Greens, the Labor Party, the Liberals and the Nationals. Each is clearly distinguishable from the other when their names are presented on the ballot paper. That's all we seek to achieve and to ensure occurs in the future, and we hope and trust that all will see the common sense in that regard. It is simply a fair approach that's being put in place for our next election.


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