Contents

Year in review

AEC overview

Report on performance: Program 1.1 Electoral roll management

Report on performance: Program 1.2 Election management and support services

Report on performance: Program 1.3 Education and communication

Management and accountability

Financial statements

Appendices

References

Appendix J - Publications

The AEC's publications can be obtained through the AEC website (www.aec.gov.au) or by telephoning 13 23 26.

Table 57 shows the AEC information products available to the public in 2010–11. Symbols indicate the publication format: hard copy hard copy (printed), online online, CD CD , DVD DVD or VHS VHS.

Table 57 Publications available from the AEC in 2010–11
Corporate
Annual reports, 1998–99 to 2009–10 hard copy
  • online
  • Documents the AEC's performance for the financial year.
    Disability Action Plan 2008–11 online Provides a mechanism for coordinating the AEC's efforts to meet its responsibilities under the National Disability Strategy.
    Enterprise Agreement 2010–11 online Is the primary reference document for terms and conditions relating to employment.
    Service Charter 2009 online Explains the AEC's service commitment to clients.
    Strategic Plan 2009–14 online Explains how the AEC achieves its objectives.
    The Tally Board, Issues 1–7 hard copy
  • online
  • Provides information about AEC programs, activities and electoral issues.
    Education
    All you ever wanted to know about democracy hard copy
  • online
  • Explains how democracy works, including information on the history of voting in Australia.
    Australia votes DVD Explains the democratic system in Australia, covering enrolling and voting.
    Australian referendums 1906–99 CD Provides information on the history of referendums, including referendum questions and results.
    Constitutional referendums hard copy| online Provides an outline of the referendum process, and includes details of all Australian referendums.
    Count me in! (formerly Australian democracy magazine) hard copy
  • online
  • Provides information on the structure of Australian democracy and the voting process for the Parliament of Australia.
    Delivering democracy – education services hard copy
  • online
  • Outlines the AEC's wide range of educational resources.
    Democracy rules hard copy
  • online
  • Connects students with important themes in democracy, such as participation, representation and the investigation of developing democracies. Includes interactive activities.
    Democracy the Australian way VHS Traces the development of representative democracy and the franchise in Australia from before Federation to the present day.
    Down for the count DVD Explains how votes are counted in federal elections for the House of Representatives and the Senate.
    Every vote counts VHS Explains how a federal election is planned and conducted, set against the background of the 2004 federal election.
    Federation information and activity sheets online Provides information about Australian Federation.
    History of the Indigenous vote hard copy
  • online
  • Provides information on the history of Indigenous people's right to vote in Australia.
    Vote – it's important VHS Explains why participation is important, how to enrol and how to vote correctly (presented by Cathy Freeman and David Ngoombujarra).
    General information
    Fact sheet – Australian Defence Forces Electoral Guide online Explains how Defence personnel can enrol to vote for the electoral division of their home.
    Fact sheet – By-elections online Explains how and why by-elections are held.
    Fact sheet – Deadlines for federal election enrolments online Lists important changes in the deadlines for enrolling to vote.
    Fact sheet – Enrolling and voting for people experiencing homelessness online Explains how people experiencing homelessness can enrol and vote.
    Fact sheet – How to make your vote counta hard copy
  • online
  • Explains how to vote.
    Fact sheet – Prisoner voting online Explains voting entitlements for prisoners.
    Fact sheet – Proof of identity for enrolmenta online Lists three ways a voter can demonstrate proof of identity for enrolment.
    Fact sheet – Three levels of governmenta online Explains that Australian citizens vote to elect representatives to each of three levels of government – federal, state or territory, and local.
    Fact sheet – Becoming an Australian citizen after an election is announced online Explains that some people who become citizens after an election is announced are still able to enrol to vote and the process.
    Fact sheet – Tips on filling in your electoral enrolment form a online Explains how to correctly complete an enrolment form.
    How to nominate for federal parliamentary elections online Provides information for nominating as a candidate for election to the House of Representatives or the Senate.
    Your vote is a valuable thing – a guide to enrolling and voting in federal elections hard copy
  • online
  • Provides information on enrolling and voting in federal elections.
    Election or event-specific information
    Behind the scenes: the election report 2001 online Provides information about how the AEC conducted all aspects of a federal election (series terminated).
    2004 hard copy
  • online
  • Candidate's handbook – Federal election 2010 hard copy
  • online
  • Provides information for candidates standing for election to the House of Representatives or the Senate.
    Division finders hard copy
  • CD
  • Help users to identify the electoral division in which an address is located.
    Divisional maps hard copy Provide details of the boundaries of each division, to street name level (in many cases, only major roads/streets). Available for sale from AEC divisional offices.
    Electoral pocketbook 2001 hard copy Provides results and other information on a federal election.
    2004 hard copy
  • online
  • 2007 hard copy
  • online| CD
  • 2010 hard copy
  • online| CD
  • Electoral redistribution 1901–1988 hard copy Provides maps of electoral divisions as set by redistributions from 1901 to 1988.
    Federal electoral boundaries map 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010 hard copy
  • online
  • Provides information on electoral boundaries and electoral divisions at the related election.
    Federal election statistics 1993–2004 online
  • CD
  • Provides federal election statistics in Excel tables and text-delimited files; includes data import files for databases or for analyses of election results.
    2007 online
    Federal election results map 2001, 2004 hard copy
  • online
  • Provides information on electoral boundaries, election results and electoral divisions for the House of Representatives and the Senate.
    2007 and 2010 federal election House of Representatives results map hard copy
  • online
  • Provides information on electoral boundaries, election results and electoral divisions for the House of Representatives.
    National electoral division profiles online Provides statistical and demographic information on federal electoral divisions in Australia.
    Redistribution reports 2004 to 2010 hard copy
  • online
  • Provides details of electoral boundary redistributions (including proposed redistributions).
    Scrutineer's handbook – Federal election 2010 hard copy
  • online
  • Provides information for scrutineers at the federal election.
    Electoral backgrounders hard copy
  • online
  • Provide information to support understanding of the aspects of electoral legislation that give rise to the most questions and complaints during an electoral period.
    Electoral newsfiles online Provide information on electoral events, redistributions, legislative changes and other electoral issues. (This series is no longer produced; relevant topics have been incorporated into the suite of fact sheets. Previously published newsfiles are still available on the website.)
    Fact sheet – Federal election timetable online Sets out the relevant dates for the 2010 election.
    Fact sheet – Voting from overseas at the next election online Explains voting options for electors overseas at the time of the 2010 election
    Fact sheet – Positions on the ballot paper online Explains the process for deciding the order in which candidates are listed on ballot papers.
    Fact sheet – National seat status online Lists the seat status for divisions after the 2007 election, with notional seat status for divisions on those states which have subsequently undergone a redistribution.
    Fact sheet – Federal election information guide online Sets out general information about the 2010 federal election.
    Fact sheet – Close of nominations online Provides statistical information concerning the candidates who nominated at the 2010 federal election.
    Fact sheet – Close of Rolls online Provides statistical information concerning the number of people enrolled to vote at the 2010 federal election.
    Funding and disclosure
    Funding and disclosure guide for political parties online Provides information for registered political parties on the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
    Funding and disclosure guide for associated entities of registered political parties online Provides information for associated entities of registered political parties on the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
    Funding and disclosure guide for donors to political parties online Provides information for donors to political parties on the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
    Funding and disclosure guide for political parties incurring political expenditure online Provides information for third parties on the requirements of the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
    Funding and disclosure guide for candidates and Senate groups online Provides information for candidates and Senate groups on the financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
    Funding and disclosure guide for election donors online Provides information for donors to candidates and Senate groups on financial disclosure provisions of Australian electoral law.
    Election funding guide online Provides information for political parties, candidates and Senate groups on election funding payments following elections.
    Funding and disclosure election report 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2007 online Provides an analysis of the election funding and financial disclosure schemes as they operated at the federal election.
    Party registration guide (federal registration of political parties) online Provides information on party registration provisions of Australian electoral law.
    Industrial elections
    Industrial elections – a guide for organisations registered under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 online Provides general information about elections conducted under the Workplace Relations Act 1996, for registered industrial organisations and their members.
    Industrial elections – model rules for the conduct of elections for office online Contains a set of model rules to comply with s.147 of Schedule 1B of the Workplace Relations Act 1996.
    Industrial elections – procedures online Outlines the steps in the conduct of industrial elections and identifies the roles and responsibilities of the major stakeholders.
    Industrial elections – voting systems online Explains the main features of the most commonly used voting systems and the fundamental differences between them.

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