16 October 2020 - 16 October 2020

16 October 2020: The government tables The Elections (Amendment) Bill 2020, Clause 36 of which suggests that the word “secret” be replaced with the word “open” in Article 122 (6) of The Elections Act 2017 so that it reads: “The poll for election of Members of the Senate shall be held by secret ballot.” The bill is met by strong protests from the opposition.