Inquiry into whether the provisions of the Electoral Act 2002 (Vic) should be amended to make better provision for misleading or deceptive electoral content

Transcripts of Evidence

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Following is the program of past public hearings and the transcripts of the evidence for the inquiry into whether the provisions of the Electoral Act 2002 (Vic) relating to misleading or deceptive political advertising should be amended. Click on the link in the "Transcript" column to read or download evidence from public hearings.

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Tuesday 18 August 2009
Legislative Council Committee Room, Parliament House, Melbourne

Steve Tully, Victorian Electoral Commissioner; Liz Williams, Deputy Victorian Electoral Commissioner; Paul Thorton-Smith, Senior Information and Research Officer
Victorian Electoral Commission (pdf, 62KB)

Professor Brian Costar, Professor of Victorian State Parliamentary Democracy, Swinburne University
Democratic Audit of Australia (pdf, 40KB)

Stephen Newnham, State Secretary and Campaign Director
Australian Labor Party, Victorian Branch (pdf, 52KB)

Mark Polden (teleconference) (pdf, 48KB)

Professor Jock Given , Professor of Media and Communications (pdf, 39KB)

Michael Pearce SC, President
Liberty Victoria (pdf, 43KB)

Phil Cleary (pdf, 49KB)

William Robert Jacomb (pdf, 49KB)

Associate Professor Ken Coghill (pdf, 45KB)

Ann Birrell, Co-convenor
Port Phillip Greens (pdf, 44KB)

Howard Whitton
ANZSOG Institute for Governance (pdf, 39KB)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2010