Pauline Hanson and the Morrison government want to pass an arbitrary bill that requires people to provide a form of ID to voting officers when at polling booths. If passed, this will unjustifiably limit the right to equality, non-discrimination, and participation in the political process.
The Electoral Legislation Amendment (Voter Integrity) Bill will create unnecessary and arbitrary barriers to voting for a large number of people.
Many First Nations communities already find it difficult to engage with political processes in this country. Permanency of residence or a fixed address are often essential in obtaining most forms of identification, but for First Nations People –- especially those living in remote parts of the country –- this can be a huge hurdle to overcome.
We cannot allow this coordinated attack by One Nation and the Government to discourage people from exercising one of their most fundamental human rights–the right to vote.
Tomorrow the bill will be debated. The only thing standing in the way of the bill being passed is three members of parliament who are undecided, one of them is Senator Griff.
Together we can stop this harmful bill before it becomes law. Raise your voice by calling on Senator Griff to oppose these arbitrary and unnecessary laws.