An unprecedented & sneaky change to our electoral law

National party MP Nick Smith has accused the government of rushing changes in electoral law to advantage the coalition’s re-election. He called the move “sneaky” and pointed out that it was being done in an unprecedented way and against convention.

In the past, changes to the electoral law only happened after extensive cross-party consultation. Smith said that the government are “riding roughshod” over the process and that cabinet has pre-empted the decision.