Senator Lee Rhiannon has responded to reports that a man was unable to vote in the federal election because there was no stationary polling booth at the hospital he was staying at.
"It is not good enough to have a mobile polling booth for people in hospital that only does single visits as it means patients have a narrow opportunity to vote.
"We are a democratic society, we have a compulsory voting system and we should make every effort to ensure that each eligible person is able to vote.
"Just before the election I was on Argyle Street at the Rocks for a public housing meeting and walked through a polling booth site in that locality. It was literally a construction site and looked totally inappropriate and inaccessible for members of the public to use for voting.
"These are some of the concerns I will be taking up at JSCEM when parliament returns.