The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) tabled its report The 2010 federal election: report on the conduct of the election and related matters on 7 July 2011. The report contains 37 recommendations covering a range of electoral matters, including recommendations to:
The AEC is currently examining the report with a view to providing input to the development of the government's response to the report. The implementation of many of the recommendations would require changes to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984.
The government response to the JSCEM report Inquiry into the 2007 federal election: events in the Division of Lindsay was tabled in July 2011. The Special Minister of State is to review the penalty provisions with advice from the Department of Finance and Deregulation, other agencies and the Attorney-General's Department as required.