Tuesday, 25 October 2022
Australian Electoral Commission; Order for the Production of Documents
That there be laid on the table by the Special Minister of State, by no later than 9.30 am on 27 October 2022, any reports, briefing notes, file notes and emails of 13 December 2021 or later held by the Australian Electoral Commission that relate to compliance with sections 273AA and 273AC of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, which relate to the security of computer systems and ballot paper sampling for Senate elections.
While we appreciate Senator Roberts's position on this matter, integrity in our electoral system is imperative to trust in our democracy. We won't be supporting the motion at this time. We'll pursue this matter with the commissioner through the appropriate committee inquiry and also, of course, at Senate estimates.