MEDIA RELEASE

Reappointment of Australian Electoral Commissioner

MC 60/19

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia

Date: Friday, 23 August 2019

The Government has reappointed Mr Tom Rogers as the independent Australian Electoral Commissioner for a further five years.

Mr Rogers has been the Australian Electoral Commissioner since 15 December 2014. 

He came to the role with extensive experience in planning for and managing elections.

Under his leadership the Australian Electoral Commission has implemented significant electoral reforms and delivered two smooth-running Federal Elections in 2016 and 2019.

Mr Rogers’ reappointment will ensure continued organisational stability for the Australian Electoral Commission over the period to the end of 2024.

Mr Rogers’ second term will begin on 15 December 2019.

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