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Time extended on comment period for proposed Council elections law changes

The Australian Government is extending the time period for the community to have a say on proposed changes to the law dealing with Norfolk Island Regional Council elections.

Following a request from the Mayor of the Norfolk Island Regional Council, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development has agreed to extend the closing date for submissions on the Council elections discussion paper until Friday 23 August.

The discussion paper is available on the Department’s website at www.regional.gov.au/territories/norfolk_island/legislation-updates.aspx or from the Office of the Administrator.

Anyone can have a say and give feedback on the proposed changes, which include whether political parties and groups can register for Council elections, political donations,
lobbying, voter eligibility, qualifications for holding public office and the timing of elections.

You can send your comments in writing to: NI_Legislation@infrastructure.gov.au or to the Office of the Administrator or to Norfolk Island and Mainland Territories Branch, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development, GPO Box 594, Canberra ACT 260

Eric Hutchinson
July 2019