Federal government voter ID laws threaten to silence most marginalised

3 November, 2021
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A new law requiring Australian voting to show ID on election day is unjustified and could create barriers to voting for some of our most marginalised in the community.

IEU Branch Secretary Terry Burke said the federal government was seeking to introduce legislation that would make voting harder for some First Nations Peoples, migrant and homeless Australians.

“The federal government is seeking to enact this law when it has absolutely no basis for its justification,” he said.

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