The augmented Electoral Commission for Tasmania has today announced a revised proposal for Tasmania’s federal redistribution and invited further objections.
The Hon. Dennis Cowdroy OAM QC, the presiding member, thanked individuals and organisations who have contributed to the redistribution process so far.
“After thorough consideration of written submissions and inquiry testimony, the augmented Electoral Commission has modified the redistribution proposed by the Redistribution Committee for Tasmania,” Mr Cowdroy said.
The augmented Electoral Commission has modified the initial redistribution proposal by:
The augmented Electoral Commission notes this proposal is significantly different from the proposal of the Redistribution Committee and therefore further input from members of the public is sought.
An overview of the augmented Electoral Commission’s conclusions on objections to the Redistribution Committee’s proposed redistribution is available at www.aec.gov.au/tas-redistribution.
The consultative nature of the redistribution process continues with individuals and organisations now able to lodge further objections to the augmented Electoral Commission’s proposed divisions.
Written objections must be lodged no later than 6pm (AEST) Wednesday 26 July 2017. The best way to lodge an objection is online. Objections can also be submitted via:
All further objections received by the deadline will be available for public inspection on the Ground Floor, 2 Salamanca Square, Hobart and on the AEC website from Thursday 27 July 2017.
The augmented Electoral Commission may hold an inquiry into further objections should it be required.