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Speaker of the House of Representatives announces consideration of dates for the by-election

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (Hon Tony Smith MP) announced that he is considering possible dates for the by-election for the electoral division of Eden-Monaro having received today a letter of resignation from the Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM.

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) provides advice to the Speaker on feasible dates to consider.

On this occasion the AEC will also need to consider the additional logistical and public health challenges presented by the Coronavirus in conducting the by-election.

The Speaker will provide an update when the writ is ready to be issued.

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