Step 5A. Inquiry into objections – Victorian federal redistribution

Updated: 11 June 2021

Please note: Some attendees were unable to participate in the inquiry on Monday 7 June 2021 due to administrative issues. As such, the inquiry will be continued as a video webinar over Zoom on Friday 11 June 2021.

An inquiry is being held into objections to the proposed redistribution of electoral divisions in Victoria, as outlined in a report published by the Redistribution Committee for Victoria on Friday 19 March 2021.

At an inquiry, individuals or organisations may address the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria on any matter raised in an objection to the proposed redistribution of Victoria or in a comment on these objections.

Matters raised in objections and comments on objections include the:

  • boundaries of the proposed Divisions of Bruce, Holt, and La Trobe
  • boundaries of the proposed Divisions of Chisholm, Deakin and Menzies
  • boundary of the proposed Division of Hawke
  • boundary between the proposed Divisions of Higgins and Macnamara
  • boundary of the proposed Division of Tucker
  • name of the proposed Division of Gellibrand
  • name of the proposed Division of Hawke
  • name of the proposed Division of Tucker

Topics raised in objections and comments on objections that are not discussed at the inquiry will be considered by the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria as part of its deliberations.

Details of the inquiry, to be convened by the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria, are:

Date: Friday 11 June 2021

Starting time: 1.00pm (AEST)

Zoom webinar link: Join the Victorian redistribution inquiry via Zoom

Attendees will be able to join from 12-55pm AEST

If accessing the inquiry by telephone (i.e. audio only), you can call the number below that matches your area code. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID (962 9628 4610) using the phone’s keypad. Standard call charges will apply.

  • +61 7 3185 3730 (QLD)
  • +61 8 6119 3900 (WA)
  • +61 8 7150 1149 (SA, NT)
  • +61 2 8015 6011 (ACT, NSW)
  • +61 3 7018 2005 (VIC, TAS)

Please note that telephone numbers may be displayed for a small period of time when first calling.

How will the inquiry operate?

Attendees will be able to log into the Zoom webinar from 5 minutes prior to the start time.

Attendees who were unable to participate in the inquiry on Monday 7 June 2021 will be called upon to address the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria.

The inquiry will end after the final speaker has concluded their remarks.

To enable all those who are interested to participate and express their views, it is requested that participants speak for no more than seven minutes.

Participating in the inquiry is an opportunity to provide additional information on the topics listed above which is not contained within the written objections or comments on objections. The augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria will not be addressing the reasoning behind the Redistribution Committee’s proposal.

Audio-visual presentation facilities will not be provided during the webinar, and attendees will not be able to share their screens with the augmented Electoral Commission.

A transcript will be taken of the inquiry and will be published at a later date.

Should circumstances change, further information for the inquiry will be published on this web page. It is recommended you refer back to this web page prior to the inquiry as changes could occur at very short notice.

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