Senate debates

Wednesday, 2 August 2023

Questions without Notice

Australian Constitution: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice

2:05 pm

Photo of Nita GreenNita Green (Queensland, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Special Minister of State, Senator Farrell. It is really important that all eligible Australians are enrolled to vote in the lead-up to this year's referendum. However, we know that some groups have faced barriers to enrolling which have seen them unrepresented on the electoral roll and, therefore, unable to participate. I understand that's why the government has been supporting the Australian Electoral Commission to remove barriers for these Australians, which has already led to significant increases in enrolment. Can the minister please update the Senate on the record number of Australians now on the electoral roll?


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