Step 5A - Inquiry into objections

Updated: 8 February 2016

Steps in the redistribution

An inquiry was held on Monday 2 November 2015 into objections to the proposed redistribution of federal electoral boundaries in the Australian Capital Territory, as outlined in a report published by the Redistribution Committee for the Australian Capital Territory on 11 September 2015. At this inquiry, the augmented Electoral Commission for the Australian Capital Territory heard submissions on the following topics:

  • The Division(s) in which the suburbs of Turner and Braddon are to be located
  • The Division in which the Jervis Bay Territory is to be located
  • Whether the electors located south of Pialligo Avenue should remain in the proposed Division of Canberra
  • Whether the suburbs on the south side of Belconnen should be included in the proposed Division of Canberra
  • The name of the proposed Division of Fenner
  • The name of the proposed Division of Canberra

Topics raised in objections and comments on objections that were not heard at the inquiry were considered by the augmented Electoral Commission for the Australian Capital Territory as part of its deliberations.

Seven submissions were made at the inquiry held by the augmented Electoral Commission in Canberra on Monday 2 November 2015.

No. Participant
I1 Martin Gordon
I2 Malcolm Mackerras
I3 Dr David Nott
I4 David Wedgwood
I5 Anne Forrest
I6 Arno Mikli
I7 Andrew Fraser