Thursday, May 25, 2006


The Justice and Electoral Committee has (finally) called for submissions on the Electoral (Reduction in number of members of Parliament) Amendment Bill. Two copies, by Friday, 14 July 2006, to

Michele Reardon
Justice and Electoral Committee Secretariat
Parliament Buildings

Or you can email

Making a submission is as easy as writing a letter saying "I support/oppose this bill" and giving reasons. The Office of the Clerk has a helpful guide here, and my draft submission on this bill (which I'll be reworking over the next few days) is here. Opponents of the bill may also want to pay attention to my post summarising the Royal Commission on the Electoral System's arguments on the size of Parliament here.

Update: Fixed URL and corrected number of copies. You only need to send two now rather than twenty.