Information provided by the Commission reveals that since the beginning of 2011 there have been 113 breaches of the Electoral Act that it’s referred to police for investigation.
Not one has resulted in a prosecution.
The Electoral Commission has declined to be interviewed about the matter.
The agency says what happens once it makes referrals, is a matter for police.
I’ve been going on about this since 2006. The Police failed to prosecute in 2005, 2008 and 2011. Three strikes and you’re out. Their non enforcement of electoral law, seriously undermines our electoral system. It’s time for another agency to be given the job.